Our 2nd Annual Car Wash held on Saturday, August 3rd was another great success. Thank you to everyone who volunteered their time, came to have their car washed, donated and supported the foundation. Your generosity, love and support has all been so overwhelming. Everyone continues to support us and Leahs Foundation and it means so much.
An award was established in Leah's name and given to a graduating 6th grader from Leah's Elementary School who best exemplified her. Because of the pandemic the award was hand delivered to the recipient, Carly DiMartino.
This year we were able to give out 7 scholarships to graduating Seniors, Amanda Garcia, Kelsey Prive, Julia D'Amato, Antoinette Torre, Ignacio Gomez, Declan Griffin and Alejandro Belardo. These students were chosen by the scholarship committee and met all the criteria of someone who best represents who Leah was. The students exemplified Leahs giving and caring ways and her love for life. Leah was supposed to have graduated this year with her classmates and we wish them all the best in their future. Continue to do good deeds in Leah's memory.
Our Second Annual Casino Night was held on Saturday, March 2,2020 at Leonards Palazzo of Great Neck, NY. It was a huge success and we would not have been able to do it without the generous donations of baskets and prizes, the sponsorships and all the help from our friends and family that gave so much of their time to help out. We can't thank you all enough for everything. A special thank you to Jack LaSala For all his help, his generous Grand Prize raffle donations and his support in everything we do.
For Leah's Birthday, this year and for the coming years, our Foundation will sponsor a meal at the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead. This year we sponsored not only her birthday but also another day and Leah's friends were able to serve over 500 people a hot meal. We helped prepare the meal, sorted clothes that were donated and helped stock the food pantry as well as any other things that were needed to help out. We are looking forward to the coming years as we all know that Leah would have loved to be there with us helping out.
Leah loved participating in the Polar Bear Plunge in Long Beach on Superbowl Sunday to support the Make A Wish Foundation with her friends. “Leah's Legacy" again had a great turnout. The foundation presented the team with a donation on behalf of Leah's Legacy to Make A Wish.
Thank you to all who came out to support Make A Wish and to keep Leah's Legacy alive.
Through the sales of bracelets, a good friend of Leah, Casey Waldron, was able to raise enough money to purchase a bench and Crepe Myrtle tree in Leah's memory. It was placed on the New Hyde Park Memorial property by the Shack for all to see and remember Leah. SEPTA and the Best Buddies also dedicated 2 Butterfly Bushes and a beautiful plaque in Leah's name. We can't thank you enough for this beautiful dedication.