United Way of Long Island delivers supplies to Central Islip school

United Way, Zebra Technologies and Suffolk Transportation volunteers loaded school supplies into Cordello Elementary School this morning.

Caroline Flynn

Sep 8, 2023, 4:52 PM

Updated 221 days ago

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Hundreds of Long Island students in need were given a busload of school supplies thanks to a donation from the United Way’s annual “Stuff-a-Bus” back-to-school drive.
The nonprofit partnered with Suffolk Transportation and Z Technologies to make the delivery of pencils, crayons, notebooks, and glue to Cordello Elementary School in Central Islip.
Student volunteers formed an assembly line to help bring the items inside.
Neisah Louis Charles, a sixth grader at the school, said it aligns with the mission statement of the school district.
“It feels amazing to help out all these students. It feels great and our community, our school here Cordello is all about kindness,” said Charles.
It is the 15th year of “Stuff-a-Bus.” The United Way says they’ve provided over 1 million Long Island children with essential school supplies. Friday’s stops will provide 5,000 students with back-to-school items.


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