On August 26th, 2018 Winkler Kurtz, LLP sponsored an event in Wyandanch at the Bread of Life Church to help fund school supplies and haircuts for families in need. Hosted and organized by the church and Pastor Gayle Brown. Her decision to host the event was based on the costs involved with “back-to-school” shopping.
More than 1,500 backpacks stuffed with supplies including pencils, notebooks and folders were given away to children from kindergarten age to seniors in high school. The event also had professional barbers and hairdressers providing haircuts and manicures to get ready for the new school year.
Partners Richard Winkler and Jason Hake from Winkler Kurtz, LLP attended the event to meet and greet families and help giveaway backpacks and supplies that day.
They also presented a check for $3,000 to cover the costs of 1,000 backpacks.
The remaining supplies went to a local supply closet located at the Wyandanch Community Resource Center for students to go throughout the school year to pick up any items they might need.