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Children's museum receives $150G donation

The Long Island Children's Museum

The Long Island Children's Museum Credit: News 12 Long Island / Catherine Leiva

The Long Island Children’s Museum has received a $150,000 donation from the John and Janet Kornreich Charitable Foundation to support the museum’s efforts to educate underserved children and families in the community.

The Garden City-based museum’s community access program provides free admission and resources to children and families who may not be able to pay to visit the 40,000-square-foot museum. The grant from the Old Westbury-based nonprofit will support programing with education and child advocacy groups for three years, museum officials said.

“The Foundation’s long-standing support of the museum speaks volumes about their commitment to Long Island and their desire to ensure that all children in our community have access to the range of enrichment experiences offered through ... interactive exhibits and dynamic workshops and performances,” museum president Suzanne LeBlanc said in a statement.

Among the groups the donation will assist are school districts surrounding the museum, including Hempstead, Uniondale and Westbury, as well as the Bethany House in Roosevelt, Regina Residence in Merrick, Friedberg JCC of Long Beach, Sunrise Day Camp in Wyandanch and the Henry Viscardi School in Albertson, officials said.

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