The One Stop Gift Shop, a store operated by AHRC Nassau that develops the employment skills of people with developmental disabilities, donated proceeds of $2,000 to the Dutch Lane Elementary School in Hicksville.
Located at 113 Levittown Parkway in Hicksville, the One Stop Gift Shop seeks to strengthen the fabric of the community by donating proceeds from the sale of seasonal gifts, jewelry, accessories, home décor and art work to local community-based organizations. The first recipient of the One Stop Gift Shop’s community donation is the Dutch Lane Elementary School.
The hard work of One Stop volunteers, Vladimir Noel and Dinora Gomez, resulted in making this donation possible. Noel and Gomez supported the shop, while developing retail skills — stocking shelves, working the cash register and assisting customers.
“It feels really great to have given back to the community,” said Noel. “I had a lot of fun working at the One Stop Gift Shop and learning new skills, like ringing up customers on the iPad.”
For their contribution in raising these funds, Vladimir and Dinora were recognized with certificates of achievement, after completing six months of volunteer service.
“Dutch Lane is so grateful to the One Stop Gift Shop for their generous donation. The proceeds raised by the efforts of Vladimir and Dinora will be used to purchase character education books teaching very important concepts such as tolerance and compassion,” said Janine Rossi, principal of the Dutch Lane School.
For more information, please visit www.ahrc.org/giftshop.