Keith's Corner

Getting ready for summer!


June is the month when Helping Makes U Happy really starts prepping for feeding all the families referred to us by schools during the summer months.  

Pictured with Keith is ESM student Brianna King, who held her own very successful food drive, which gives us a running head-start.

During the months of July and August, we typically collect/purchase, sort, and deliver over 11,000 pounds of nonperishable foods, so we are very grateful for any assistance!  

June is also a very busy month for us, as we award our Helping Makes U Happy scholarships to deserving seniors in the Center Moriches, Eastport-South Manor, and William Floyd high schools. Congratulations to all graduates!

We are thrilled to have been invited to the Center Moriches Parent-Child Home Program End of Year Celebration on Saturday, June 17. We’ll be bringing and distributing backpacks and lunch bags to the 2- to 4-year-olds in the program, so they may be well-prepared to continue their good work!

Planning ahead, we are hard at work on a “Be A Hero: Every Child Matters” event, which we’ll be hosting at Center Moriches High School on Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event, with carnival-type games, superhero characters, magic, face painting, a petting zoo, touch a truck, food trucks, a basket raffle and more, is designed to raise funds for child abuse awareness/prevention—something that sadly touched all our hearts three years ago.

In an effort to do what we can to ensure that there is help available for every child who needs it, all proceeds from this event will be donated to the East End Child Advocacy Center. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this event, donating a raffle basket, or volunteering, please reach out to us at 631-848-9008.

We will have a table at the Center Moriches Street Fair, Sunday, June 11, with more information. Special thanks to DJ Daddy O Entertainment and Tony the Pony & The Barnyard Buddies who, without hesitation, generously offered to donate their services to this very important event.  

Please come out and help to make it a big success!


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