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8th Grader Delivers on Backpack Promise

Harrison 8th grader Kevin Enright helped make this September special for a group of Yonkers students

Written by Zach Oliva  September 16, 2011

More than 600 brand new backpacks were delivered to a group of excited Yonkers students this month, and a Harrison student played a big part in making their back-to-school dream a reality.

Kevin Enright, 12, spent his summer seeking donations for the Heavenly Productions Foundation, which pledged 500 brand new backpacks to Yonkers elementary school students this fall. Kevin called area businesses, friends and corporations, building a donation base to help students at Yonkers Public School #23.


Working with Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon of Heavenly Productions and five other young volunteers, Kevin garnered enough donations for a whopping 606 backpacks. Every student in the school from pre-school to 8th grade was given a new backpack for the school year.

Kevin, along with James Fallon of Armonk and Tyler Cermele, Michael Cermele and John Nolletti of Pleasantville, were honored on Sept. 2 by Fallon and Bernard Pierorazio, superintendent of Yonkers Public Schools.

On Sept. 9, the students delivered the backpacks and other supplies to the Yonkers elementary school, where they were thanked by grateful students along with school principal Christine Montero.