Tuesday, Nov 17th at Roosevelt Field Mall. Children from 2 of Garden City’s elementary schools collected 400-500 toys. Stratford Elementary School, and Stewart Avenue Elementary School. Tom Onorato presented his 2 year old son Tommy, who was name honorary vice chair of this year's toys for tots drive.
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Nassau County has teamed up with the United States Marine Corps for the Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive. New, unwrapped toys will be collected through Friday, December 18th.
Toys for Tots Holiday Gift Drive drop-off boxes for new, unwrapped toys will be located at the following Nassau County locations:
• Eisenhower Park, Main Lobby of Administration Building
• 100 Carman Avenue, Main Lobby of Corrections/Sherriff’s Department
• 40 Main Street, in front of Suite C Office
• 16 Cooper Street, Main Lobby of Traffic and Parking Violations Agency
• One West Street, Main Lobby
• 1550 Franklin Avenue, Main Lobby of Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building
• 1490 Franklin, Nassau County Police Department, 2nd Floor Training wing
• 240 Old Country Road, Main Lobby
• 262 Old Country Road, Main Lobby of District Attorney’s Office
• 400 County Seat Drive, Nassau County Probation Department, Director’s Office
• 200 County Seat Drive, Health Department
• 60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Department of Social Services, outside cafeteria
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, along with the Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL), the Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT) and the Composite Prototyping Center (CPC) today announce plans to train 100 Nassau County young people with the skills required by today’s composite manufacturers and to assist them in finding employment opportunities. CSTL recently received a $440,000 grant from the Toyota USA Foundation for this unique initiative in which private industry is helping advance manufacturing skills.
County Executive Mangano stated, “This exciting new program will train students with hands-on composite manufacturing skills and assist program graduates with finding employment opportunities in the field. This is great news for our youth, the American manufacturing industry and our local economy.”
The training program seeks 100 underemployed or unemployed career candidates who have already obtained a High School Diploma or GED, are 19-25 years old and have the commitment to continue on this training pathway to success. Companies such as Precipart, Nordan Composite Technologies, Curtiss Wright-Target Rock and Photonics Industries have committed to hiring graduates of the program. Candidates interested in participating in the program should call the Center for Science Teaching and Learning at (516) 764-0045.
Michael Rouse, President of the Toyota USA Foundation, stated, “The Toyota USA Foundation is committed to supporting the American manufacturing sector to strengthen our economy. By helping students discover their interests in manufacturing careers now, we can cultivate their talents and passions to bolster this critical field for the future.”
About the Center for Science, Teaching and Learning:
The Center for Science Teaching and Learning (CSTL) – a nonprofit organization – is situated within Tanglewood Preserve in Rockville Centre. The Center’s scientists and educators advance STEM education through three basic core sciences – biology, chemistry, and physics – into an experience in a way that engages people, making learning a real adventure. Each year, Nassau County partners with the CSTL to host the Nassau County Science Competition – the only countywide science competition in New York State.