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Tami Ruben, of Port Washington, and her daughters (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Tami Ruben, of Port Washington, and her daughters Sydney Ruben, 16, left, and Nina, 21, volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Volunteers fill backpacks for the needy

Nearly 100 volunteers filled backpacks with school supplies at the Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park on Wednesday for the "Supplies for Success" program. The UJA-Federation of New York -- a philanthropic group that raises funds to fight poverty and help the elderly, children and those with disabilities -- launched the program in 2002.

Tami Ruben, of Port Washington, and her daughters
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Tami Ruben, of Port Washington, and her daughters Sydney Ruben, 16, left, and Nina, 21, volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Rachel Zuckerbrot and Karen Kleinman, both of Roslyn,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Rachel Zuckerbrot and Karen Kleinman, both of Roslyn, volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Ava Zuckerbrot, 7, of Roslyn, and Jamie Silverman,
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Ava Zuckerbrot, 7, of Roslyn, and Jamie Silverman, 10, of Old Westbury, volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

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About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (August 15, 2012)

About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

About 100 volunteers filled thousands of backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (Aug. 15, 2012)

Darla Tehan, 37, of Oceanside, brought her son
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Darla Tehan, 37, of Oceanside, brought her son Nicholas, 4, and daughter Madison, 7, to volunteer to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. Tehan sought out the program to provide supplies for her son entering kindergarten this year. (August 15, 2012)

Ethan Schorr, 11, of Plainview, his mother Robin
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Ethan Schorr, 11, of Plainview, his mother Robin Schorr, 40, and Jesse Schorr, 8, volunteered to fill backpacks with school supplies for children from needy families across Long Island at Schechter School of Long Island in Williston Park. (August 15, 2012)

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