“We were so happy to collect a total of 500 glasses. Stop & Stor is very thankful for all of the support we received from the community. Several people learned about the drive by reading it in our local newspaper and traveled to our corporate office from various parts of Staten Island with bags of glasses. Eye doctors, local organizations such as the Bucks Business Network, and support from the students at Susan Wagner High School, all contributed to the success of this campaign,” said Denise Henick of Stop & Stor and coordinator of the drive.
Collection bins were located at Stop & Stor’s corporate headquarters at 651 Willowbrook Road, SI, (behind Matthew Funeral Home) as well as at their 15 locations citywide.
“For over 80 years, New Eyes has depended on the generosity and energy of people like those at Stop & Stor who make it possible for us to provide clear vision to the poor throughout the US and overseas. We are so grateful for their donation and will make sure that these glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries, “ said Jean Gajano, Executive Director of New Eyes for the Needy.
New Eyes for the Needy empowers children and adults in the United States and overseas with the improved vision they need to pursue a better quality of life for themselves, their families and their communities. One of the ways the organization improves the vision of children and adults in need are by recycling donated glasses for distribution in developing nations worldwide. Since the organization began in 1932, it has improved the eyesight of more than 7,500,000 people in the U.S. and around the world. Visit http://www.new-
About Stop & Stor:
More than two decades ago, two families (the Henick and Simon families) in the real estate business sensed a need in our community. Twenty-five years later their business acumen and commitment to providing a necessary and affordable self -storage service has enabled them to grow a business with over 70 employees, 15 locations, and all anchored on Staten Island through its corporate offices located in Willowbrook.
Although Stop & Stor’s roots are in Staten Island, it has branched out and now has facilities in all of New York City’s boroughs with the exception of Manhattan.