On September 11th, Local 338 staff volunteered at the John Theissen Children’s Foundation. We began the day by packing backpacks for students in need of the supplies to help them succeed throughout the school year. Once the backpacks were all stuffed with notebooks, markers, rulers, and all other essential supplies, we had the opportunity to distribute these backpacks to local schools in the community.

In addition to the annual back to school drives, the John Theissen Children’s Foundation is also known for their toy collections throughout the year. All toys that are collected are delivered to children in local hospitals and medical centers for infants, toddlers, and young children. Throughout the day, we were able to deliver hundreds of toys, books, and stuffed animals to children in Stony Brook Hospital, Nassau University Medical Center, South Oaks, Winthrop Hospital, and other local organizations.

While it was emotional for all of us to see young children battling sickness, seeing their faces light up with joy was also a gratifying reminder that we can make an empowering difference in someone’s life just by spending a few hours volunteering in our communities.

We would like to thank the John Theissen Children’s Foundation for allowing us to be a part of this inspiring day and for the amazing work that they do each and every day for families and children throughout Long Island.

John Theissen Childrens Foundation
LOCAL 338 RWDSU/UFCW  •  1505 Kellum Place  •  Mineola, New York 11501
Main Office (516) 294-1338  •  Union Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1775  •  Medical Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1776
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