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    Garbarino To Collect Easter And Passover Baskets For Children In Need
    April 9, 2017 8:30 pm  
    Garbarino To Collect Easter And Passover Baskets For Children In Need

    Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (R,C,I,Ref-Sayville) will be collecting baskets to give to children in need for the Easter and Passover holidays.

    The baskets will be distributed by the assemblyman and the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), a family violence and rape crisis organization, to the children of families within their care.

    “Children of families in crisis just want some normalcy, which includes celebrating holidays and receiving treats. I talked to my team in my district office and we wanted to help bring a little cheer to these children, and we hope the community will join us in our efforts,” said Garbarino. “I applaud the great work of the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk for all they do to help those in need and their children, and I am happy to partner with them to show these kids that there is a whole community that cares for them.”

    Garbarino’s district office will be collecting the following items:

    • Easter/Passover baskets;
    • Bags of candy;
    • Chocolate bunnies;
    • Small books or toys; and
    • Practical life necessities, like hygienic products and household items.

    The items may be dropped off at the district office, which is located at 859 Montauk Highway, Suite 1, Bayport, NY 11705 until April 10. Constituents may call 631-589-0348 or email garbarinoa@nyassembly.gov with any questions.

    VIBS is an organization dedicated to helping people and families with children who are in crisis. Their 24/7 hotline is 631-360-3606. The hotline can provide telephone counseling, information, referrals and access to Emergency Room Companions and SANE centers. They may also be reached at hotline@vibs.org. Garbarino encourages those in crisis to reach out to this organization for help so they may get proper services and don’t have to suffer in silence.

    Other volunteer opportunities can be found here: http://www.vibs.org/volunteer-opportunities-get-involved-support.

    Garbarino represents the 7th Assembly District, which consists of parts of the towns of Brookhaven and Islip. For more information, please visit Garbarino’s official website.

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