Deputy Presiding Officer Rich Nicolello recognized Girl Scouts Grace Quinn of Mineola and Sage Silber and Madeline Lindenauer of East Williston for their Silver Award project to benefit foster children under the care of the Nassau Social Services Department during a recent session of the Nassau County Legislature.
Grace, Sage, and Madeline developed a project to provide “Birthday in a Box,” composed of individualized gift boxes, for foster children, ages 2 to 14 years. The girls raised funds to purchase the gift box items, balloons, paper party plates, cups, and birthday cards for the foster children celebrating birthdays. The girls collected, wrapped, and delivered 40 unique, age-appropriate gift boxes.
“I am very proud to honor Grace, Sage, and Madeline for their Silver Award project. Their compassion and commitment to service make them role models for other young adults,” Nicolello said. “Through their project they are making a difference in the lives of the children in foster care.”