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Legislator Kevan Abrahams, Heeling Soles & TRIMZ Barber Shop Host Successful Back-To-School Giveaway and Barbecue

With a new school year fast approaching, free backpacks, haircuts and sneakers were given to more than 100 children at an event hosted by Nassau County Legislator
Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) on Saturday, August 18. The 12th annual Back to School Giveaway and Barbecue in Freeport, which was also co-hosted by TRIMZ Barber Shop and Heeling Soles and sponsored by the Village of Freeport, Fidelis Care and Advantage Care, provided a one-stop shop that helps families meet their back-to-school needs.

During the event, Legislator Abrahams awarded Certificates of Recognition to Delan Associates, to Unitees, Trimz Cut for EDU, and Erin Robertson, who spearheads the TRIMZ Cutz for EDU
initiative. “Thanks to the generosity of our community sponsors and the teamwork by Heeling Soles, TRIMZ Barber Shop, Fidelis Care, Advantage Care, my summer interns and my office staff, we
were able to ensure children in our community have everything they need to learn and succeed,”Legislator Abrahams said. “I wish every Nassau County family a safe and successful new school
year and thank everyone who played a part in making our back-to-school event a success.”

In addition to distributing the essentials, there was fun for the whole family including a portable tennis court with coaches from Net Generation – the official youth division of the United States
Tennis Association – and face painting by Zach Garfinkel and his staff from Mr. Eyeliner. There were also video game trucks, games, raffles, giveaways and a barbecue.  In addition, the Nassau County District Attorney’s office registered children in its Operation Safe Child Program, and there was an array of health, banking, home improvement and legal resources for residents to avail themselves of.

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