SCO Family of Service, a human services provider, received $500,000 in items from Burlington Stores Inc to distribute to families in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island, SCO announced on Thursday.

The merchandise– a total of 35,000 items– was shipped to women and family shelters, foster care and family support programs, as a part of a partnership between the Burlington and national clothing distribution non-profit Delivering Good.

Twelve tractor trailers were loaded with merchandise ranging from household goods to clothing and bedding. On-site staff and volunteers sorted through the materials and matched essentials with the needs of the recipients.

“We are extremely thankful to Burlington Stores for making such a generous donation of goods that will benefit so many of the children and families we serve,” said Keith Little, president and CEO of SCO Family of Services.

In Brooklyn, two sites received relief: Father’s Program and United for Brownsville.

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The SCO Family of Service has been delivering essential services to communities in need throughout New York City and Long Island for 125 years. Its mission is to help children get off to a good start, stabilize and strengthen families and unlock potential for children and adults with special needs.

Delivering Good, now in its 35th year, is supported by hundred of companies in the fashion, home, and children industries.
The nationally recognized Fortune 500 company Burlington operates about 727 stores in 45 states and Puerto Rico. Mostly known for its deep discounts (up to 60 percent off-retail clothing), it provides a large collection of apparel for women, men and children.
“During these trying times, basic necessities that we normally take for granted are desperately needed – and Burlington Stores, with the help of Delivering Good, has provided them for thousands of our families in New York City and Long Island,” said Little.
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Tramane Harris

I am a born and raised resident of East New York, Brooklyn with interest in community, arts, and culture. The City College of New York '18

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