EAST MEADOW - A fraternal New York group donated a new van to the young campers at Helen Keller Services Tuesday.

The New York State Grand Lodge Foundation, Order of Sons of Italy in America raised $32,000 for the vehicle and dedicated it to the campers during the fifth annual Activities Day at Eisenhower Park.

Camp Helen Keller is a summer day camp for children ages 5 to 15 who are blind or visually impaired.

Camp officials told News 12 that the van was much needed and appreciated.