Borough President J. Oddo to hold backpack drive at remaining Sunset Summer Concerts through August
Collected school supplies to be donated to families in need through Atlas Foundation
Borough President James Oddo is pleased to announce that he is joining with the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation to collect backpacks and school supplies for needy Staten Island families. Donations of brand new children’s backpacks, folders, crayons, markers, non-toxic glue sticks, notebooks, #2 pencils, construction paper, and other new school supplies will be accepted.
Items can be left with Borough Hall staff at all of the remaining Sunset Summer Concerts. Donations will also be accepted directly at the Dr. Theodore A. Atlas Foundation Office (543 Cary Avenue). Volunteers from the Atlas Foundation will then distribute the items to families in need.
The remaining concerts, which begin at 7pm unless otherwise noted, are as follows:
August 1st—Fort Wadsworth (210 New York Avenue), United States Coast Guard Appreciation Night with a special thank you to our Military service members featuring 42nd Division Infantry Band. *6:30PM START TIME*
August 8th—Westerleigh Park (Neal Dow Ave. and Maine Ave.) featuring Julia Gargano and JD & the All Stars
August 15th—Silver Lake Park (Forest Ave. at Haven Esplanade) featuring Cause and the Effects
August 17th—Midland Beach Splaza (Fr. Capodanno Blvd. at Seaview Ave) featuring Vito Picone and the Elegants and guests
August 22nd—Wolfe’s Pond Park (Cornelia Ave. and Chester Ave.) featuring Whiskey Tango Four and Saints in the City
August 29th—TBD Location (rain-out rescheduled concert) featuring Joan Caddell and the Midnight Choir and The Black Ties
“I want to thank the Atlas Foundation for collaborating with us again this year on this drive, which will help many young students across the Island,” noted BP Oddo. “My office is happy to be a part of this initiative, and we appreciate all the Staten Islanders who donate to help the less fortunate in our community. For these children, starting off the school year with all the necessary school supplies will set them off on the path towards academic success.”
For more information on the drive, call Renee Sarno at (718) 816-2133 or email RSarno@statenislandusa.com.