NECO and local Cub Scouts lead Holiday Food Drive for Ronald McDonald House LI

Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations-NECO  and local Cub Scouts donated non-perishable food to The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to aid families and children in need. Cub Pack 134, comprised of first through fifth graders from Stewart Manor, Garden City, New Hyde Park, and Franklin Square and The National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations-NECO spent Monday, December 8th donating non-perishable food to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.

Cub Scouting combines fun with educational activities and lifelong values. It enables parents to help their boys strengthen character, develop good citizenship and provides boys with positive peer groups and tools to shape their future. The youngsters learned and discussed why it is important that they give back and provide assistance to children in need, particularly during the holiday season. All the Scouts were engaged and happy to be part of this special event.

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island provides comfort and shelter to families experiencing the pain of having a sick child in Long Island area hospitals by providing a home away from home to parents and siblings of these children with a temporary haven in a secure and comfortable environment among other families sharing a similar burden.

The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island can house up to 42 families at any time, but is in need of assistance in making sure that these families have healthy foods to prepare their meals while visiting their ailing youngster in the hospital.

NECO and the Cub Scouts hope that their efforts underscore the need that these families are facing and will prod others to make donations to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island. Among the products the Cub Scouts have donated are: cereal, oatmeal, rice, healthy snacks, cooking oil, mayonnaise, canned fruit, peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish, pasta and canned soups.

NECO’s food drive for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island is continuing until December 19th, with many local families pledging future donations.  If you want to be part of this fun and very meaningful event, contact the NECO’s office at 212-755-1492 and we will tell you how you can help.

Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 by Neco