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United Way of Long Island Helps Prepare Students to Go Back to School


Deer Park, NY (October 1, 2015) -- United Way of Long Island donated more than 75,000 school supplies through their Seventh Annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. More than 4,000 students in Brentwood, Central Islip, Copiague, South Country, South Huntington and Wyandanch school districts benefited directly from the program, which was supported by individuals and over 50 businesses across Long Island.

The Stuff-A-Bus program provides children from low-income families across Long Island with the daily necessities needed to thrive throughout the school year. Notebooks, pens, pencils, highlighters, lunchboxes and backpacks provide a foundation for them to build academic greatness and self-esteem.

Theresa A. Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island said, "The look of hopefulness on the children's faces as they received their new school supplies is priceless. The donations that contributed to the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will help each of these students reach their fullest potential."

John Corrado, President of Suffolk Transportation Services said, "The Stuff-A-Bus program would not be possible without the many organizations who donated supplies, as well as the bus companies who generously donated the use of their buses and provided drivers to help deliver the school supplies." He added, "The bottom line is that we are providing both the basic and necessary school supplies for these children to learn."

For more information, including additional photos and video on the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or any of the other programs supported by United Way of Long Island, please visit

Pictured from left to right: John Corrado, President of Suffolk County Transport Services; Dr. Marian Nasta, Principal of Loretta Park Elementary School; Daniel Panchani, 10; Honesty Tricoche, 10; David Turcios, 10; Jordan Jesus, 10; James Gorden, 10; Jayson Fox, 9; Karen Viooatoro, 10; Thomas Idrobo, 10; Moses Interiamo, 10; Emile Abreu, 10; and Theresa Regnante, President and CEO of United Way of Long Island.