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Levittown's Good Samaritans of 2010

To start 2011 off right, we're taking a look back at the good examples set by our neighbors last year.

With the start of a new year always comes resolutions. Whatever your goals are to make 2011 a better year, add helping those in need to your list and you will see how much of a positive influence you can be in Levittown and beyond in the upcoming year.

Levittown Patch has only been around for three months, but we have already had the opportunity to cover many great deeds done by Levittown residents, which stands to show the huge heart this community has.

Here are our top good samaritan stories of 2010 to start the new year off on a positive note and inspire our neighbors to follow this example and make Levittown an even better place in the future.

In 2010:

  • Levittown's own American Idol contestant Kevin Covais spread holiday cheer to veterans at a Salvation Army hospital.
  • The Levittown Public School District community made sure needy families had gifts to unwrap on Christmas day.
  • Miller's Ale House assistant manager Lance Wolff took on a second job as Santa and collected toys for kids in need.
  • Levittown Kiwanis Club President Ann Torcivia started a charitable foundation in honor of her late son.
  • Island Trees teachers participated in a fundraiser in memory of a beloved student.
  • The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Center held a Black and White Ball to raise money for injured children.
  • Division, MacArthur and Island Trees students showed their support for the fight against Breast Cancer at the annual Jones Beach walk.
  • The Levittown Kiwanis Club made sure local families in need had plenty of food on their Thanksgiving tables.
  • The Levittown community came out to support their neighbors after a tragic accident struck their family.
  • Levittown's Gary Crozier received a Make a Difference Award from the Town of Hempstead for his many good deeds.
  • The Levittown Historical Society continued their efforts to preserve Levittown's past and educate those from near and far.

What are your New Year's resolutions? Leave a comment and let us know.

Polly Dwyer January 03, 2011 at 07:20 AM
Dear Editor Nina, Thank you so much for including the Levittown Historical Society in with the Good Samaritans List. To add to the educational pursuit , we are in the process of a new book about Levittown. This one will be about the original artifacts of the two Levitt houses, Cape Cod and Ranch. As the houses are changing through improvement, the original house features will be lost. Before that happens we are endeavoring to preserve them in the museum and in a book. Again we appreciate the recognition of our efforts by Levittown Patch. Polly Dwyer, president of the Levittown Historical Society.
Nina Ruggiero January 03, 2011 at 03:59 PM
Hello Polly, Thank you very much for your service to the community. We are happy to be able to recognize your efforts. I would love to speak to you further about the book; I will contact you shortly. Nina

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