WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- County Executive Robert Astorino is working with the National Football League and the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee on the Super Kids-Super Sharing Project.
The project provides books, sports equipment and school supplies for children in need. Astorino recently sent a letter to local schools asking them to join in the effort and for encouragement, the county promised to provide several free, one-day passes to Playland Amusement Park to each Westchester County school that signs up and participates.
“Super Kids-Super Sharing fits naturally with Westchester’s commitment to giving back,” Astorino said in a release. “Together I know we will show that Westchester has the heart, the drive and the spirit to make this a huge success. Our students never cease to amaze me when it comes to volunteerism. Plus, Super Kids-Super Sharing helps promote our goal of ‘recycling’ items for new uses.”
Participating schools are set to ask students to gather gently used or new books and sports equipment from home and place those items in collection boxes at the schools. The project will culminate on Jan. 16 at Riverbank State Park in Harlem, where several students and coordinators from each participating school will be invited to attend and deliver the items collected.
“The energy at Riverbank State Park will be incredible,” Astorino said. “What could be better than helping others while gearing up for the excitement of the Super Bowl? Westchester is thrilled that the big game will be right in our backyard this February.”
Public and private schools are welcome to take part in the program. Individual schools may register by emailing the name of the school, address and contact information to the NFL Environmental Program at NFLenvironment@aol.com or calling 401-732-0342.
If assistance is needed in getting items to the collection site, residents are asked to contact Elena Rogliano at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-995-2932. A collection bin will also be set up at the Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains.