Community Partnerships Benefit South Huntington Students

Photographed with many of the backpacks, Reverends Evelyn Digsby and Saba Mchunguzi, (center) with BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta and members from the Unity Church of Healing Light, South Huntington School District social workers, Deputy Superintendent, Jacqueline Harris and Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo.
Photographed with many of the backpacks, Reverends Evelyn Digsby and Saba Mchunguzi, (center) with BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta and members from the Unity Church of Healing Light, South Huntington School District social workers, Deputy Superintendent, Jacqueline Harris and Superintendent Dr. David Bennardo.
South Huntington School District social workers (l-r) Ventura Trent, Jacqueline Carroll, and Stacey Fletcher help unload well over 100 backpacks.
South Huntington School District social workers (l-r) Ventura Trent, Jacqueline Carroll, and Stacey Fletcher help unload well over 100 backpacks.

Thank you Reverends Evelyn Digsby and Saba Mchunguzi and the congregation from the Unity Church of Healing Light who graciously donated backpacks, each filled with school supplies. Representatives from the church were at the James Kaden Administrative Office on the first day of school to donate over 100 backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies for needy elementary children in our district.

“We want to thank our co-partners, The Gathering of Light Interspiritual Fellowship in Melville and the Universal Unitarian Church in Huntington who did a phenomenal job,” said Reverend Saba. “Unfortunately, there still exists a need, but our membership all gave what they could to make this happen for our 18th consecutive year.”

“This amazing gift is truly appreciated,” said BOE President Nicholas Ciappetta, as he helped unload the backpacks. “We feel our school district is the center of this wonderful community, and with local businesses, non-profits, churches and synagogues surrounding and supporting the district, it all comes together as a wonderful, collective community partnership.”