Harry Jones (center) and local officials in front of the Huntington YMCA. (Photo: Town of Huntington)

Student donates more than 10,000 diapers to families in need

Harry Jones, a student at Cold Spring Harbor High School, organized a fundraising drive that resulted in the donation of more than 10,000 diapers to families in need.

A student ambassador for Save The Children Long Island Council, Jones collected donations for the effort from a variety of organizations, including the Cold Spring Harbor School District, Cold Spring Harbor Public Library, The Warriors Soccer Dads, St Patrick’s Church, Huntington Public Library, Family Service League, YMCA Huntington, New York Life Insurance Company in Melville and from Huntington residents.

“I have been working with Save The Children for some time now and wanted to be able to organize some kind of drive that would not entail just donating money,” Jones said in a written statement. “During the pandemic and trying to social distance, I thought what could be easier than ordering diapers through Amazon and having them delivered to my house, and it just grew from there.”

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