Marty Schmitt, partner with Flexible Systems; New York State Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre; Kerry Fierstein, MD, CEO of Allied Physicians Group and Adjuvant.Health; Allied Foundation Executive Director Heather Edwards; Grecia Morea; Scott Svitek, MD, chair of Allied Foundation Board of Directors; Jeannie DeMaio, of the Long Island Community Foundation; Noel Raab, president of Five Star Advertising; and Tommy DiMisa of Vanguard Insurance Agency holding Ian Morea. (Photo: The Allied Foundation)
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Foundation celebrates donations of 1 million diapers

The Allied Foundation Diaper Bank held a special event last week to celebrate the distribution of 1 million diapers donated to 40,000 low-income families across Long Island and the region since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was held at Flexible Systems in Hauppauge, which donates warehouse space for the cause. The 1 millionth diaper package from The Allied Foundation was presented to Grecia Moreira, a mother from Brentwood.

The Allied Foundation collects packages of diapers and distributes them throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens counties through 50 agency partners including Momma’s House, The Safe Center of Long Island, SCO Family of Services, St. Vincent de Paul of Long Island, WIC Programs in Brentwood, Riverhead, Stony Brook Wyandanch, The Association for Mental Health and Wellness, Family Service League, North Fork Spanish Apostolate, The Butterfly Effect Project and The INN among others.

During the past year, donations have come from the Long Island Community Foundation, The Claire Friedlander Family Foundation, SAR Family Fund, Yurman Family Fund, Robin Hood, All For The East End, Help Me Grow – Long Island, The JPB Foundation, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Docs for Tots, and Girl Scouts of Jericho-Syosset, Lower School at Friends Academy among others. 

“Reaching this extraordinary milestone and impacting the lives of so many families in need could not have been achieved without the help of our partners,” Allied Foundation Executive Director Heather Edwards said in a written statement. “The diapers and supplies collected over the past year provide much-needed relief to young families across the New York regions and Long Island who are struggling with the need for diapers. More parents are facing this strain and are simply unable to afford them due to loss of employment or other hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Allied Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded by Melville-based Allied Physicians Group.

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