(HAUPPAUGE, New York) For many Long Island residents, the devastating effects of Superstorm Sandy will change some of the ways they celebrate this year’s holiday season. Hauppauge-based small business owner Lawrence Sprung of Mitlin Financial has altered his longstanding custom of sending clients a holiday gift, instead purchasing much-needed food and supplies and delivering them to Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin food bank, in his clients’ names.
“Service is the hallmark of our company, whether providing our clients with financial insights or giving back to those in need on the Island,” remarked Lawrence Sprung, CFP®, President of Mitlin Financial. “Our community has a long road of recovery ahead and we are glad to be part of the relief effort.” Sprung purchased several pallets of items, ranging from packaged food, shampoo, diapers, paper plates and cleaning supplies to kid’s toys, gloves and scarves and brought them to Long Island Cares in Mid-November.
“The holidays have always been about giving back, and Mr. Sprung’s decision to reallocate the funds from his traditional holiday gifts to his clients personifies that spirit, said Elana Sissons, Food Drive Coordinator with Long Island Cares, Inc. “The generosity of our donors, from homegrown local businesses to organizations across the country, has been overwhelming. We’re working around the clock to get those supplies to the more than 580 food pantries, food kitchens, emergency shelters and others that we serve on Long Island.”
About Mitlin Financial
Mitlin Financial, Inc. helps small business owners, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and retirees secure their financial future through financial planning, independent investment guidance and wealth management. Lawrence Sprung, a Certified Financial Planner™ professional, founded the Hauppauge-based firm eight years ago. For more information, visit www.mitlinfinancial.com.
About Long Island Cares
Long Island Cares, Inc. – The Harry Chapin Food Bank is Long Island’s first food bank, serving the hungry on Long Island since1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island, provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors a wide variety of innovate direct service programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. For more information, visit www.licares.org.
Lawrence Sprung, President
631-952-4466 x11; [email protected]
Long Island Cares
Robin Amato, Director of Development and Communications
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Lawrence Sprung (L) owner of Hauppauge-based Mitlin Financial and his Service Assistant Brant Cavagnaro, (R) altered the company’s longstanding custom of sending clients a holiday gift, instead purchasing much-needed food and supplies and delivering them to Long Island Cares, the Harry Chapin food bank, in his clients’ names. “Our community has a long road of recovery ahead and we are glad to be part of the relief effort,” Sprung remarked.
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