McDonough Begins School Supply Drive

New York State Assemblyman David G. McDonough (R,C-Merrick), in association with the John Theissen Children’s Foundation, has begun collecting school supplies for the 2016-17 school year, which will then be distributed to underprivileged children from low-income families.

“The John Theissen Children’s Foundation has been conducting a ‘Back to School Program’ for many years.  Back to school time can be extremely difficult for many children whose families cannot afford new clothes or school supplies.  With your donation, you can make a child feel good about themselves and look forward to attending school,” said Assemblyman McDonough, adding, “it has been my privilege to be able to participate in this program for the last eleven years.”

Donations that are being sought are supplies that include, but are not limited to, backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, markers and other classroom necessities.  In addition, the foundation, through monetary donations also provides new clothing for children to wear.

The collection drive will run through September 2, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily.  Items may be dropped off at Assemblyman McDonough’s District Office at 404 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore.  For  information,  contact Assemblyman McDonough by calling 409-2070 or via e-mail at  In addition you can contact the John Theissen Children’s Foundation by calling 679-5098, or by visiting their web site at

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