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Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19 (LILAC) Donates Masks and Hand Sanitizer to Commonpoint Queens

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Commonpoint Queens is incredibly grateful for a June 4 donation of 1,000 masks and 500 hand sanitizers from LILAC, Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19, with U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi (NY-3).

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LILAC was founded in March to raise money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare and community organizations on Long Island and surrounding areas. To date, LILAC has raised over $61,000 through a GoFundMe campaign. In addition to Commonpoint Queens, LILAC has assisted Nassau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center of Hempstead, American Legion Post 962 of Locust Valley, Excel at Woodbury for Rehabilitation and Nursing, Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and many more local organizations.

Created by 14 year-old Syosset High School freshman Sabrina Guo, LILAC is an entirely student-run organization with members from high schools across Long Island, as well as outside of New York. Guo is a student journalist from Oyster Bay Cove who is also the founder of nonprofit Girl Pride and an award-winning writer.

We thank LILAC for their generous donation and Representative Suozzi for his continued support of Commonpoint Queens. If you or a student you know is interested in getting involved with LILAC, please visit their website.

We are also grateful for the NY1 team for reporting on this donation in their Around the Boroughs segment. You can see this coverage in the video below: