Written by Rosemary Leonetti/Syntax
After being displaced from their homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, 37 Long Beach families are enjoying the beach once again through the generosity of the East School Children’s Need Fund.
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The fund was established several years ago to help provide camp programs for local children in need. Over the years, it has expanded to provide eyeglasses, school supplies, money for class trips and more. This year, the fund supplied beach passes to 37 families who were especially hard-hit by the storm.
East School parents and staff raised $3,000 for the fund through their annual fashion show. The event, which was coordinated by teacher-in-charge Sharon Weiss, took place during early June at Serrata in Long Beach. Teachers and parents gathered to view fashions, get their hair and nails done at the beauty bar, enjoy delicious food and drink, shop for summer accessories and win raffle baskets.