Play for Peace Sponsors Present Long Island Head Start in Patchogue with $1,000 Donation


Sponsors from the Annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament present a check for $1,000 to Long Island Head Start in Patchogue. Pictured (left to right): Annette Harris, Director of Program Operations, Long Island Head Start; Jonathan Abrams, Manager, Gershow Recycling; Lina Ortiz, Center Manager, Long Island Head Start; Robert Calarco, Suffolk County Legislator; Christopher Kelly, Vice President of Marketing, TriTec Real Estate Company; and Ana Figueroa, Policy Council and Volunteer Supervisor, Long Island Head Start.

On September 18, sponsors of the Annual Play for Peace/Jugando Por La Paz Soccer Tournament visited Long Island Head Start in Patchogue Village to present Center Manager Lina Ortiz with a check in the amount of $1,000. The money comes from funds donated to the tournament from sponsors, including Gershow Recycling, TriTec Real Estate and others.

Play for Peace brings together diverse nationalities within the community for a full day of World Cup-style soccer, with a goal of promoting sports as a way for people from various backgrounds to find common ground. The tournament was first organized in 2009 through the office of then-Legislator Jack Eddington in conjunction with the Patchogue-Medford Youth Soccer League. After Legislator Robert Calarco was elected in 2011, he carried on the tradition.

Monies raised from the event are donated to local organizations, like Long Island Head Start, which provides a creative curriculum to Patchogue students ages three to five. Head Start plans to use the donation to purchase two projectors for its smartboards. As a comprehensive learning environment respectful of all cultures, Long Island Head Start perfectly exemplifies the spirit of the event.

Gershow Recycling Sponsors Day Trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom for Over 30 Children and Teenagers from the Bellport Area


Jonathan Abrams (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, and Steve Hughes (second from right), a Bellport resident, pose with some of the children and their chaperones who traveled to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom for the day on August 15. Mr. Hughes, a longtime Gershow customer, organized the trip.

On August 15, more than 30 children and teenagers from the Bellport area boarded a charter bus at Robert Rowley Park for a day of fun and excitement at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Gershow Recycling sponsored the trip, which was organized by Steven Hughes, a Bellport resident and a longtime Gershow customer. Mr. Hughes asked the company for assistance in sponsoring the trip and Gershow agreed. The sponsorship went to cover the costs of transportation and admission to the amusement park.

Mr. Hughes personally invited the children to spend a day at Dorney Park, with the families’ permission. The children, whom Mr. Hughes knows from the Bellport community, have few opportunities to travel and socialize with their peers in a fun and positive atmosphere.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School Graduating Senior Marlon Phillips


Eric Kugler (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Marlon Phillips (left), a member of Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Phillips was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

 

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Herricks High School Graduating Senior Hiram Yuan


John Conroy (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Hiram Yuan (left), a member of Herricks High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Yuan was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Freeport High School Graduating Senior Zoe Stetson


Peter O’Donovan (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Zoe Stetson (right), a member of Freeport High School’s Class of 2018.

Ms. Stetson was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Valley Stream Central High School Graduating Senior Bianca Balkaran


Jason Baron (right), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Bianca Balkaran (left), a member of Valley Stream Central High School’s Class of 2018.

Ms. Balkaran was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Lindenhurst High School Graduating Senior Coral Nizen-Jacobellis


DJ Chasse (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Coral Nizen-Jacobellis (center), a member of Lindenhurst High School’s Class of 2018, and Dr. Clinton Grant (right), Principal, Lindenhurst High School.

Ms. Nizen-Jacobellis was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Bay Shore High School Graduating Senior Gianna Greco


Dave Seiler (left), Account Executive, Gershow Recycling, poses with Gianna Greco (right), a member of Bay Shore High School’s Class of 2018.

Ms. Greco was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Walt Whitman High School Graduating Senior Justin Wallace


Richard D’Angelo (left), Manager, Gershow Recycling, poses with Justin Wallace (right), a member of Walt Whitman High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Wallace was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.

Gershow Recycling Grants Environmental Conservation Scholarship to Longwood High School Graduating Senior Brian Schaaf


Tanya Pottinger (right), Human Resources Generalist, Gershow Recycling, poses with Brian Schaaf (left), a member of Longwood High School’s Class of 2018.

Mr. Schaaf was awarded a one-time scholarship in the amount of $1,000 from Gershow Recycling. As a leading environmental recycling company, Gershow awards the competitive scholarship to graduating seniors who have displayed exemplary efforts in the fields of environmental science or engineering while in high school and plan to continue to pursue higher education degrees in either of these areas of study.