Today’s message is especially dedicated to the great Pennie Diamond Quintana, Secretary for the “First Day” project.

A secret to success?


I met with Pennie Diamond Quintana yesterday regarding the wonderful event called FIRST DAY NY. This event has been providing children in shelters in New York City backpacks for their first day of school. This year will be the second, First Day event. These backpacks are filled with school supplies with goodies in their favorite colors. Children make a “wish list” and sponsors put together a backpack for them. Some children don’t even have shoes, so they get shoes. Remember YOUR first day of school? It sets the tone for the rest of the year. A good first day gives children hope, optimism and the belief that regardless of their temporary situation, greatness is possible. You can also make a donation which 100% goes to the children.

I will be an area captain this year, so I’m looking for commitments starting today from anyone interested. I will keep you updated as I get more information but I highly recommend supporting this wonderful cause. Whoopi Goldberg has expressed interest in helping out this year.

Remember, the quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of contribution in your life. It’s not about “me” it’s about “we.” Help make a child’s first day of school a great one…it will not only touch their lives; it will touch yours.

Thanks for reading.

For more information, please contact Rosalie or Joy
First Day NY
PO BOX 231590
Ansonia Financial Station
New York, NY 10023-9998

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