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Moonjumpers

Charitable Foundation, Inc.


November 20, 2014

NEWS

R. Benson

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Larkfield Lanes in East Northport was packed this past Sunday night for the Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation fundraising extravaganza that raised $3,500 to support the Family Service League and Tri-Community and Youth Agency’s Project T.O.Y. (Treasures Our Youth) initiative.

All bowling lanes were filled to capacity as balls rolled down alleys for four hours while Peter Mazzeo & The Hit Squad played a collection of classic rock hits. Mr. Mazzeo was the founding president of Moonjumpers. The large crowd dined on pizza and took chances on a variety of interesting raffles.

Moonjumpers also collected about 600 winter jackets that are already in the process of being distributed to homeless and needy community members through the VA Medical Center, Tri-CYA, Huntington Interfaith Housing Initiative, Family Service League and Pederson-Krag.

“It was an outstanding event for a great cause,” Moonjumpers President Robert Benson said. “Thanks to the support of our friends at Larkfield Lanes in East Northport we are able to make the holidays brighter for families in need. The overwhelming outpour of support from the community who donated hundreds of coats for various shelters in the area is extremely heartwarming.”

Project T.O.Y. gives parents of struggling families an opportunity to choose two new unwrapped gifts for their children. The annual holiday boutique at the Tri-CYA facility is a time of pure joy parents who are excited to be able to provide their children with toys that they otherwise would not be able to afford.

Moonjumpers Charitable Foundation is a registered New York State non-profit and IRS approved 501(c) tax-exempt organization. It is comprised of local residents from many different walks of life. Members of the group have a similar interest in helping those in the community who need it most. Moonjumpers supports initiatives designed to improve the quality of life of children and families, injured war veterans and others in need.

Moonjumpers also collected about 600 winter jackets that are already in the process of being distributed to homeless and needy community members through the VA Medical Center, Tri-CYA, Huntington Interfaith Housing Initiative, Family Service League and Pederson-Krag.