1st Grader Helps Those INN Need
Seven-year-old Jacob was in his Central Islip neighborhood with his father when he witnessed a man rummaging through a trash can for bottles and cans. When his father explained that the man was homeless and would redeem the bottles for cash to take care of himself, Jacob wanted to help. Over the next four months, he decided to take up a collection of his own by asking friends and neighbors to save their cans and bottles for him so he could help that man and others like him. 2,000 bottles later, he presented an envelope of $100 in cash to The INN's Director of Development, Dorian Stern. Jacob said, "A lot of people think bottles and cans are just garbage, but to someone in need, it's like a present, like getting a gift of something you really need."
Thank you Jacob, for caring, for sharing and for being you.