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Ronkonkoma Business Lends 'Helping Hand' To Local Students

NBTY charity nonprofit donates $30,000 in scholarship aid to Long Island students readying for college.

Ronkonkoma-based nutritional supplement company NBTY recently awarded three area students with $30,000 in scholarship money to help them pursue their dreams in college.

Through NBTY's charitable arm "Helping Hands," the organization awarded three "Littles," participants in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island program, with scholarships to help pay for their recent admittance into top-tier universities.

In this photo, from left to right, the $30,000 check is being held by Michael Oliveri, VP purchasing and planning at NBTY, Denisse Giron (attending Hostra University), Demarcus Floyd (attending SUNY Delhi), Eric Rivkin (attending Northeastern University) and Susan Samaroo, COO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Long Island. 

According to a release, since 2006, Helping Hands has donated $130,000 in scholarships to participants of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island mentoring program.

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