The Loukoumi Make A Difference foundation and the Holy Trinity church invite members of the public to come out in a strong show of support as part of the festivities planned for the 4th annual Loukoumi Make A Difference day on Saturday, October 27.
This annual event is one filled with giving and charity, with over 100,000 people expected to participate.
Starting off the day’s events, the Loukoumi Good Deed Bus will be making stops in Astoria, the Bronx, Manhattan, and New Rochelle. The Make A Difference Day celebration will take place that same evening at the Holy Trinity Church in New Rochelle.
Donations will be collected at that evening’s celebratory event, and its organizers have stated that the following items are needed: children’s books (new or slightly used), coats, clothing, new white athletic socks, new pajamas (sizes infant-18), and canned goods. Members of the public are invited to share their donations even if they can’t participate in the bus tour.
Here is the schedule of bus stops and what to expect at each one:
Bus Stop #1: 10 am until 2 pm at Astoria Park in Queens, where volunteers will pitch in to clean the park. In addition, volunteers from the Queens Library will read “good deed-themed” books on the lawn at 11 am. The group will meet at the parking lot near 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North.
Bus Stop #2: 1 to 3 pm at Fordham University, in the Bronx. The Loukoumi Foundation, along with Fordham Kiwanis and Up ’til Dawn are organizing “Family Weekend.” Attendees are invited to make a card and donate $1 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Bus Stop #3 (not a public event): The producers of Broadway’s Tony Award-winning play “Come from Away” will be honored. The Loukoumi Good Deed Bus will make a stop in Manhattan to present a Loukoumi Make A Difference Award to the producers.
Bus Stop #4: The 4th Annual Make A Difference Day Celebration takes place at Holy Trinity Church from 6-10 pm. Located at 10 Mill Road in New Rochelle, this event features food, activities, art projects, and music with a live DJ.
More information about the event can be found at loukoumifoundation.org.