Big Sisters of Long Island has been serving Long Island communities for over 40 years. Their mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth by helping ensure that every child in the program achieves their full potential. In 2017, the organization purchased the 25 Carle Road office space in Westbury, creating opportunities for continued growth, on-site events, and new and innovative programming. The larger space also allowed for new program hires which continues to result in new Matches. Events over the past year inspired the organization to provide an outdoor space for its Matches and staff to enjoy. Darby Dental Supply, a longtime, dedicated and generous partner of the agency, made this dream a reality by sponsoring its brand new BIG/LITTLE Patio.
“When the idea for the BIG/LITTLE Patio Project was proposed, Darby jumped on board immediately. The idea of creating a safe space
for the Bigs and Littles in our community to play outside was something Team Darby felt strongly about being a part of.” said Liz Meyers, EVP Global Sourcing & Purchasing for Darby Dental Supply.
A few parking spots and blank building wall became the backdrop of a vision-sketched out on paper of wanting to enhance the already existing office space by creating a unique outdoor area that offers a brand-new opportunity for our Matches to interact and enjoy time together. “This was a dream project, and we are so pleased with the finished outcome! This space will be used year-round in a variety of ways!” said BBBSLI Chief Development Officer Meredith Michaels.
The BIG/LITTLE Patio features picnic tables, additional seating, a variety of outdoor games like corn hole, giant Jenga, lawn Yahtzee and chalk art. To learn more about getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island or to help fund other projects like this, please visit www.bbbsli.org or contact, Chief Development Officer Meredith Michaels- firstname.lastname@example.org / 516-731-7880 ext. 232.
About Darby Dental Supply, LLC
Darby Dental Supply, LLC, is one of the largest dental distributors in the United States, shipping over one million orders each year. Headquartered in Jericho, NY, the company was founded in 1947 and has expanded into seven sales offices and three fully-automated distribution centers strategically positioned across the country. As a low impact solutions provider, Darby gives general practitioners and specialty dental practices convenient access to over 50,000 products without interrupting daily workflow. By focusing on world-class service, dedicated customer care and a progressive spirit, Darby helps dental practices across the country operate more efficiently. In addition to physical products, Darby provides innovative and forward-thinking solutions such as a technology services division, capital equipment division, surgical division, equipment repair services and a full line of private label products. For more information, please visit www.darby.com.