Babylon Rotary Club donated hundreds of holiday gifts to struggling young girls


The Babylon Rotary Club once again jumped into the spirit of spreading holiday cheer for a good cause during the holiday season.

At their meeting at the American Legion in Babylon Village on Dec. 8, the organization presented a truckload of gifts to Marnie Katzman, Development Director at SCO Family of Services at their Madonna Heights facility in Dix Hills.

SCO Family of Services aids 60,000 New Yorkers each year. This includes helping struggling adolescent girls gain confidence, strengthen their family bonds, and transition back home.

Katzman told the Babylon Rotary Club that there are more than 5,200 teens in their shelters and residential facilities, all of which received donated holiday gifts in December.

“Tweens and teens are often forgotten this time of year as most donors focus on younger children,” said Megan Noble, Babylon Rotary President.

Noble has dedicated herself to this cause for the last decade — since first visiting the Madonna Heights Group Residence.

This service project is one of the many conducted each year by the Babylon Rotary Club.

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Top: Members of the Babylon Rotary Club and their gift donations.

(TOP Left to right) Jason Tewes, Charles Spencer, Marc Heller, Paul Cannella, Kristen Morse, Geoff Matherson, Chris Cunningham

BOTTOM: Frank Seibert, Jo Ann Boettcher, Megan Noble, Kathy Moore, Guenka Guentcheva, Bonnie Heller, Alice Cromarty