September 2nd, 2021 – Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter joined with Tim Mare, Executive Director of the Town of Islip Youth Bureau and its staff, to welcome donations to the Youth Bureau’s annual school supply drive.
The Home Depot of Bay Shore donated 100 pencil boxes filled with pens, pencils, glue and more, and Bubba’s Burrito Bar of Islip donated 100 new backpacks. The donations will be distributed to families in need throughout the Town of Islip. “Each year we’re able to help more and more youth in the Town. It’s truly heartwarming to see businesses and residents coming together to ensure that children receive the education they deserve,” said Tim Mare, Executive Director, Town of Islip Youth Bureau.
“We are so grateful to our local business community, whose members turn out year after year for this important school supply drive. The ability to afford school supplies can be overwhelming, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic where many families experienced a loss of income. It’s through the generosity of our local residents and the business community, that parents’ minds are put at ease knowing that their children will have the tools they need to put their best foot forward during the school year,” said Supervisor Carpenter.