Pictured are just a few of the new coats, hats, and gloves that Locust Valley Rotary Club gave to children this winter.
Spearheaded by Rotarians Karen Rosolino and Ellen Hanes, Gloves for Hugs is Locust Valley Rotary Club's annual project to provide warm winter wear to children in need, which began in 2017.
This winter a total of 151 children in Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Oyster Bay and Uniondale received gifts of brand new coats, hats and gloves. This was the most children, ever!
Many thanks to our partner organizations - the Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club, the Glen Cove Youth Board, the California Avenue School (Uniondale), St. Martha's Social Ministry (Uniondale) and St. Dominic's Outreach - for helping to identify and reach out to children in need. Thanks also to club members, to Rotary District 7255, and to other donors who make Gloves for Hugs possible each year.
If you want to support Gloves for Hugs, donations are gladly accepted year-round. Please click here.