Sayville alumnus Mike Huggins, a Sayville educator currently deployed in Africa in his role as an Army National Guard Captain, is seeking donations from his school and community help a deaf children's school.
Higgins, who deployed this Fall, is stationed in Djibouti and the local system school system, including a school for the deaf and blind, is very impoverished and in desparate need of supplies.
So he's written home to his colleagues to start a collection drive within the school to get needed items sent over before the holidays.
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Below is the list of needed supplies:
• 20 English to French dictionaries
• Any other School Supplies
• Picture books in French or English
• Books for children ages 3 to 17
• Basic Medical Supplies(band aids, gauze, topical cream, aspirin, bandages, antiseptic etc…)
• Soccer equipment (balls and sneakers- any size or style)
• Feminine Products
• T-Shirts for the boys
• Home Depot or Lowes Gift Cards
• Any ESL supplies
• Sign language books or teaching materials
Contributions can be dropped off at the Sayville High School in the care of Mrs. Hoss or Mrs. Bricker. Deadline for donations is November 20.