Suffolk Federal recently hosted its 9th Annual Food Drive to benefit Helping Makes U Happy, a nonprofit organization located in Center Moriches dedicated to providing much-needed assistance to families in need. The organization has held projects including food drives, school supply drives, clothing drives and so much more. Through the generosity of its membership and employees, Suffolk Federal collected more than 628 pounds of food donations and an additional $275 in monetary contributions which will provide holiday meals to families in need.
“Supporting local charitable organizations is a top priority here at Suffolk Federal,” said Ralph D. Spencer Jr., President & CEO of Suffolk Federal. “By partnering with Helping Makes U Happy, we are able to reach out to children and families suffering from hunger in Suffolk County. It’s our hope that all families in our communities will one day have enough financial security to provide their families with basic necessities like food and shelter.”
“The Credit Union and it’s members are so awesome to have helped us collect food for so many families this holiday season,” said Keith Caputo, Founder of Helping Makes U Happy. “This is an amazing amount of food and will make so many people happy.”
About Helping Makes U Happy
Helping Makes U Happy is a nonprofit public charity founded by a young man with Down’s Syndrome named Keith Caputo. He was fortunate to have had the experience of being mentored by a special man who was committed to helping others, and this is Keith’s way of paying it forward. Their mission aims to demonstrate how every human is capable of making a difference through volunteering; and inspire others to make a difference in the community with the belief that doing good not only helps the lives of the less fortunate, but their own lives as well. For more information, visit www.helpingmakesuhappy.org
Pictured: Helping Makes U Happy Founder Keith Caputo joined by Suffolk Federal President & CEO, Ralph D. Spencer, Jr.