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Nassau County Bar Association holds toy drive

The Nassau County Bar Association held a toy drive for New Hour Women and Children of Long Island.

The Brentwood-based nonprofit organization provides meaningful support to current and formerly incarcerated women, their children and families.

Toys were donated by NCBA members and staff and were picked up this week by New Hour.

New Hour was founded in 2013, after a small group of volunteers began mentoring women in the Riverhead Correctional Facility. Volunteer Patty Kraus and her husband George Kraus realized there were almost no re-entry or supportive services for women beyond minimal support for mothers. As a result, the Kraus family became New Hour’s founding donors working with Serena Liguori and founding board members to develop a vision plan for the creation of the organization.

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