Gifts for Teens - 
Thank you to Megan Noble for organizing our gift drive for the teens at SCO.  Marnie Katzman, Development Director at SCO Family of Services visited our club to receive the gifts & spoke to our club about SCO programs and the teens they help.  
SCO is the 16th largest non-profit in the state.  They run 84 different programs in 120 locations that serve 60,000 people.  They have an annual budget of $265 Million.  
Marnie works at SCO Madonna Heights facility in Dix Hills. In 1954, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd purchased the Herman Baruch estate known as the "Bagatelle" mansion.   The property was initially used for summer recreation for homeless girls.   In 1963, the Sisters build a school on the estate and named the facility after the stone carving of Madonna and Child donated by the city of Florence, Italy to Dr. Baruch and his wife Rosemary.    Today, the Madonna Heights campus houses various residential programs that aim to help young and adult women overcome physical or sexual abuse, mental illness & substance abuse.  There is a NYS Regents junior & senior High School where students can enjoy therapeutic environment while staying on the right educational track.  There are approximately 35 young women living on the campus.