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Two hundred backpacks distributed at Dolan Family Health Center


More than 200 backpacks stuffed with school supplies for the 2017-2018 academic year were distributed as part of the Dolan Family Health Center's 13th annual back to school drive on August 24.The school supplies were given to pediatric patients and were customized to their school's list of required items.

Donations were received from employees at BAE Systems, Astoria Bank, EquiLend in New York City, Giffuni & Young, CPA, PC, Hauppauge, Huntington Hospital, and the Dolan Family Health Center as well as The Meadowbrook Women's Initiative and members of the Dolan Family Health Center's Community Advisory Board.

"Seeing our young patients excitedly selecting their school supplies is very rewarding for me as well as the entire staff of the Dolan Family Health Center," said Joseph T. Volavka, PT, MBA, senior administrative director of the Dolan Family Health Center. "We deeply appreciate the generosity and support of our community partners."

For more information about the Dolan Family Health Center, call 631-425-5250.

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