Blockbuster Toy Drive

By   December 18, 2016

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Fourth Annual Toy Drive. It was a huge success.   We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 4 families from Lee Avenue School.  A special thank you to the Simonello family for their generous donation to these families.

The principal and nurse at Lee Avenue School were taken aback by the amount of gifts that we brought. They couldn’t thank us enough.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

HGCA Adopts Three Families for the Holiday Season

By   November 20, 2016

The mission of Hicksville Gardens Civic Association (HGCA) aims to improve the quality of life for the Hicksville community by encouraging community awareness, participation, and civic pride.

Thanksgiving is a time when we remember those in our community who are not as fortunate as we are in celebrating a family meal together on Thanksgiving Day.  Through Lee Avenue School, we were able to help donate a Thanksgiving meal for three families and fill their cupboards for the Holiday Season.  The Community Service committee would like to thank our members for their enormous generosity to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success, enabling us to donate to a third family this year.

A special thank you to Foodtown for donating gift certificates for the purchase of a turkey for each family and to T Mobile for donating 2 cases of cereal.  A thank you to Mrs. Stam and Mrs. Kravitz for making us part of this successful food drive.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

From left to right is the Nicholas Mirro, Christina Mirro co-chair HGCA Community Service, Mrs. Stam, principal of Lee Avenue School, and Mrs. Kravitz, the school nurse.

2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

By   June 10, 2016

At the June 2016 general meeting, scholarships were awarded to 8 deserving students this year. After receiving their awards, each of the students gave a gracious speech to thank the sponsors and the civic, as well as to note their intended area of study.

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Recipients pictured left to right: Melissa Agnese, Pujan Patel, Abdullah Khalid, Adam Patel,
Jaineel Doshi, Matthew Cimino, Louis Valentino, Hosnia Samadi

Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:

Name Plans Sponsor
Melissa Agnese attending SUNY Plattsburg, studying Nursing Joe Dubon
Pujan Patel attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Health Sciences Perillo Brothers
Abdullah Khalid attending Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, accelerated Medical program Perfect Pharmacy
Adam Patel attending SUNY Stony Brook, Pre-Med program Perfect Pharmacy
Jainell Doshi attending Vassar College, Pre-Med program Foodtown
Matthew Cimino attending SUNY Stony Brook, studying Engineering Delco
Louis Valentino attending Stevens Institute of Technology, studying Engineering HGCA
Hosnia Samadi attending University of Notre Dame, Dental program HGCA

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and their participation.  We’d also like to extend our thanks to Marie Dunker and the rest of the Scholarship Committee for their hard work in organizing this year’s scholarship program.

Toy Drive Exceeds Expectations

By   December 20, 2015

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Third Annual Toy Drive. It was a huge success. We were able to bring cheer this holiday season into the homes of 3 families from Lee Avenue School.

The principal and nurse at Lee Avenue School was taken aback by the amount of gifts that we brought. They couldn’t thank us enough.

Happy Holidays!!!!!

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Food Drive Helps 2 Families

By   November 19, 2015

The Community Service Committee would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our Thanksgiving Food Drive.  It was a huge success. We were able to donate 8 boxes of food and Gift Certificates for a turkey to two needy families in our community. We had enough donations for a Thanksgiving meal and to fill their cupboards for several meals!

We also would like to thank our commercial supporters Ferreira Foodtown for their generous donation of four $25.00 gift certificates and Hicksville T-Mobile for donating 2 cases of cereal.

Speaker Event – Michael A. Miller

By   September 28, 2015
We are very pleased to present Michael A Miller, a distinguished writer who will be giving a talk at our upcoming general meeting on Thursday October 8th 2015.  We hope you will be able to attend this very interesting presentation. Please pass this on and bring a friend.

Michael, columnist from Hicksville News (formerly Hicksville Illustrated) will be speaking on:

Hicksville & Long Island:
How We Got Here and Where We May Be Going

Speaker Bio

Michael_A_MillerMichael A. Miller served as a Legislative & Media Coordinator at the State Assembly in Albany and as Director of Public Affairs & Ombudsman for the Town of North Hempstead. He has been appointed to several local government advisory boards and commissions, and served on the Board of Directors of the Water Authority of Western Nassau County. Over 800 of his essays on local history and public affairs have appeared in the 18 weekly newspapers of the Anton Media Group (including Hicksville News, and Long Island Weekly). He lives in New Hyde Park and is an independent communications consultant.

2015 Scholarship Award Recipients

By   June 16, 2015

At the June 2015 general meeting, John Rigert introduced and called up each recipient and their commercial sponsor to present the award.  In total, 7 scholarships were awarded this year. 

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Recipients pictured left to right: Priya Mishra, Sebastian Niculescu, Charlene Abogado, 
Kaitlyn Sullivan, Conor Larkin, Kathryn Anderson, Gabrielle Goubran

Recipients have the following plans for study upon graduation:

Name Plans Sponsor
Priya Mishra attending Columbia University, studying Computer Science and Economics Delco Plaza
Sebastian Niculescu attending joint program between Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design, studying Mathematics and Sculpture Foodtown
Charlene Abogado attending Molloy College, studying Nursing Perfect Pharmacy
Kaitlyn Sullivan attending Oneonta, studying Psychology Perfect Pharmacy
Conor Larkin attending John Jay, studying Forensic Psychology Perillo Brothers
Kathryn Anderson attending Siena College, studying Education and Accounting HGCA
Gabrielle Goubran attending Hunter College, studying Theater and Economics HGCA

We’d like to thank all of our corporate sponsors for their generosity and their participation.  We’d also like to thank Hicksville High School Principal Raymond Williams for joining us to speak about the students’ accomplishments and community service.