Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island deliver for the holidays

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island once again held its annual Holiday for Kids’ Sake toy and gift card drive this holiday season.

More than 120 volunteer drivers arrived at BBBSLI’s Westbury headquarters on Sunday, Dec. 17 to pick up red sacks filled with gifts to deliver them to the homes of families in need.

The annual holiday effort, which BBBSLI has organized for more than 20 years, benefits more than 550 Long Island children. 

Every child in its program, and all their siblings, submit wish lists during the holidays. Sponsors sign up to shop for those children, ensuring every wish is met.

“I am once again blown away by the generosity and support of our donors.  Individuals and companies stepped up in a major way to help us sponsor and shop for over 550 children in need this holiday season,” Meredith Michaels, BBBSLI chief development and marketing officer, said in an organization statement. “I have watched this program grow each year, and I am forever grateful to be part of such a special initiative.”

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