Lewisboro Fourth Grader Reaches Out To Sandy Victims

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Meadow Pond Elementary's Jack O'Reilly wants to use his birthday party to help young victims of Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Jim O'Reilly

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Hurricane Sandy may have ruined Meadow Pond Elementary fourth-grader Jack O’Reilly’s 10th-birthday party, but it didn’t ruin his altruistic spirit.

The storm initially forced the cancellation of Jack’s party, but it has been rescheduled for this weekend with a new focus. When his mother asked him if he wanted to reschedule the party he said yes, but he had a request.

“He wanted to invite all fourth-graders in Lewisboro and he asked that instead of presents for him they bring something that would help a 10-year-old boy or girl affected by the storm,” said his grandfather Jim O’Reilly.

Jack’s mother, Nancy O’Reilly, agreed and the decision was made to have guests bring backpacks filled with school supplies.

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Way to go Jack!! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Wow, Jack, you didn't let a hurricane blow away your O'Reilly kindness and generosity! Congratulations and Happy Birthday from your friend Jean!


This is so wonderful. Great job, Jack!

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