Trinity Columbel is a 9-year-old girl from our community who decided to do something extra special on her 9th birthday, this year.
She decided for her birthday this year to have her friends and family give her donations so she can donate those items to a local animal shelter. Trinity has a huge heart and we want to recognize her efforts to make a difference in our community along with her parents. Her desire to help the Kent Animal Shelter in Calverton has made her our Shining Child of the month.
Cara’s love for animals and compassion for others is why she is our Shining Child of the month.
Meet nine-year old, Cara Scaduto. Cara is very artistically talented and she puts that talent to great use. She is making a difference with her artistic talent in our community in big ways. Whether her art is helping animals who need to be adopted or to raise money and collect food for a local Long Island food pantry, her efforts have not gone unnoticed.
This summer flew by and we had an amazing summer working with our Discover LI Youth.
I’ve spent the last couple of days reflecting on the amazing work that a handful of families and their awesome children accomplished over the summer with our pilot program, “Discover Long Island with Momee Friends”. Earlier in the year, Anne and I met with our friend, Geriann, to discuss the possibility of working with the “tweens” in our community. What drives them? What interests them? What positive energy can we draw upon to bring them together in fun and meaningful ways?
It was with such great pride that Momee Friends was able to give special recognition to all of the children we recognized last year as our very first recipients of the Shining Child of the Month Award. Our Inspiring Child ceremony at the LATCP Playground even brought out County Executive Ed Mangano, who praised the amazing work that these young ones do. Each one of them have a special mission and are making such a big impact in our communities. In the days following our event, we were so pleased to see that the kids are even inspiring and supporting each other in their respective missions by helping to spread the word of each other’s goals.
This month, we would like to recognize and award 10-year-old, Keith Passanante of Lindenhurst as our Shining Child of the Month – another perfect example of kids helping kids.