Done In A Day (DIAD)

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A variety of projects were coordinated through DIAD this year. This year’s committee consisted of two co-chairs and eight committee members. Committee organization and coordination was done via an introductory meeting and then phone calls and emails. We reached out to new groups in need such as The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (formerly known as the Nassau-Suffolk Coalition for the Homeless) and two different Head Start programs. Active members, Provisionals and sustainers contributed their time and talents to the following events: October – Field Trip to Active Kidz for over 100 children from Roosevelt Head Start (including busing, a craft and goody bag). November – Thanksgiving Food Baskets and centerpieces (created by “Junior” Junior Leaguers) were organized and created to benefit Head Start, Family Service League and Hope for Youth. February – Cupcakes were baked and delivered to a homeless shelter in Suffolk County after being elaborately decorated at a general membership meeting. March – Adopted the art teacher from South Bay Elementary and replenished all of her supplies after the facility was devastated by fire. April – Field Trip to Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery for about 100 children from three different locations of Huntington Head Start (including busing, a craft and goody bag). April – Participation in Prom Boutique as a drop off location, set- up day and distribution day, as well as making various donations as needed (plus sized dresses, shoes, etc.). May – Member donations of books as well as purchased books to benefit Family Service League in their annual Book Drive. May – School supplies and backpacks purchased and assembled to benefit over 50 students from The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless. May – Participation in the Roslyn Street Fair by volunteering in the Thrift Shop.