Our current campaign priority is The Shameka Edwards Annual Back-to-School & Work event at the Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf in Nassau County, Long Island. This event is in honor and memory of Shameka Edwards, a student of the school from the age of 3 to 18. Shameka then returned to the school to become an Adult Services Advisor to assist adults with disabilities in obtaining employment. She loved her school and was passionate about learning and helping her community.
The event will take place in late August/early September and will provide back to school supplies for the children and a mini job fair for adults that are deaf or hard of hearing. The Mill Neck Manor School for the Deaf serves children from infancy to 18 and they also have an adult services program to help teach and employ adults with disabilities. The mission of their programs is to cultivate the potential in every student to thrive as a contributing member of society and inspiring a love of learning through direct access to communication. The school receives financial support for operating expenses from New York State and depends on private donations for program enhancements. There are no charges to parents for educational costs, but as the case is for most families, the cost of school supplies can add up on an already tight budget.
We are raising funds to provide the following for 200 students and adult students:
-Bookbags with all of the needed school supplies according to grade
-IPads (aka Assistive Learning Devices)
-Mobile WiFi units
-Toiletry bags (soap, lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, 4oz hand sanitizers)
-Hearing aid batteries (sizes 10, 13, 312, 675)
-Diapers and wipes
-Feminine hygiene products
-Clear face masks
We are also working on finding companies that would be interested in hiring people with disabilities throughout Long Island.
**NOTE: Any funds collected in excess of the need for the above supplies will be presented to the school as a financial donation towards program enhancements.
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