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Check out our Disney Channel Feature!

By: Disney Channel

May 13, 2021

LILAC has come an incredibly long way since its founding! We are so happy to share with you all an amazing opportunity our founder Sabrina Guo recently had being profiled by Disney Channel for Disney’s 2021 social initiative, “Use Your Voice,” in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. LILAC was chosen as one of only two stories from the USA! We hope all who see this feature feel encouraged to take up their own causes and continue to work for the safety, equality, and benefit of our communities!

Syosset rally calls for end to attacks on Asian-Americans, celebrates their heritage

By: Dandan Zou

May 16th, 2021

More than 200 people gathered at the Syosset train station Sunday to call for action against attacks on Asian Americans nationally, a week after the Syosset Central School District said it is investigating an allegation of racial harassment in a middle school.

Check out the coverage of this event in both Newsday and News12!

LI teen founds group that raises money to get protective gear to frontline workers

By: Dandan Zou

January 16th, 2021

Three Long Island teens, including Oyster Bay's Sabrina Guo, the founder of Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19, donated 20,000 pieces of PPE and $2,000 in meals to frontline workers at Mount Sinai South Nassau hospital in Oceanside

Long Island Teens Make Big Difference for Frontline Heroes

By: Greg Cergol

December 29, 2020

High school students from across Long Island teamed up to donate PPE to frontline health care workers at a Long Island hospital. NBC New York’s Greg Cergol reports...

Not All Superheroes Wear Capes — Some Provide Masks

By: Jivan Ramesh

December 17, 2020

We are living in a chaotic time amid a pandemic, sheltering in place, and living with the fear (or reality) of someone we love getting sick. Sometimes we feel helpless. We want to do something, but how can we make a difference...

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LILAC is Featured on SinoVision & the World Journal

World Journal & SinoVision

October 7, 2020

We're so happy to share a recent interview we were able to do with the leading Chinese media conglomerate in North America, SinoVision! We talked about our efforts to help amplify voices of the marginalized members of our communities and shared our progress so far. We were also covered in the World Journal for our work in fighting the pandemic! Read more below!

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LILAC donates to Nassau County Museum of Art

By: Legislative District 05

October 8, 2020

Recently, the Long Islanders Laboring Against Covid-19 (LILAC) assisted the Nassau County Museum of Art with its reopening and its fall “BLUE” exhibition by donating 6,000 pieces of personal protective equipment. LILAC is honored to have been recognized by the museum director Dr. Charles Riley and Board of Trustee President Ms. Angela Anton...

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Special Episode 14 – Sabrina Guo and LILAC

Turn the Page - Syosset Library

September 21, 2020

Sabrina Guo of Syosset High School joins us to talk about her efforts to help amplify voices of the marginalized members of our communities inspired her to create LILAC, an organization that has donated tens of thousands of PPE items to front line workers during the Covid-19 Crisis and beyond.

Community Partners Step Up to Support Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams’ 14th Back-To-School Giveaway

By: Legislative District 1

September 29, 2020

(FREEPORT, N.Y.) - In an effort to address increased need during the COVID-19 pandemic, community partners stepped up to support the 14th annual back-to-school giveaway in Freeport, hosted on Saturday, Sept. 19 by Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D - Freeport) in partnership with TRIMZ Barber Shop and owner Leon Levar Broughton, Heeling Soles, Inc. and Glory House Recovery, Inc.

Legislator Mulé Honors Pandemic’s Hometown Heroes At Fifth Legislative District’s ‘COVID Heroes'

By: Legislative District 05

September 17, 2020

(BALDWIN, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) recognized the grit, resilience, resourcefulness and compassion shown by the “COVID Heroes” of the Fifth Legislative District during a ceremony on the grounds of the Baldwin Historical Museum on Tuesday, Sept. 15...

Teens donate 10K masks to Freeport

By: Ronny Reyes

August 12, 2020

As the pandemic gripped the state of New York in March, Sabrina Guo, 14, of Oyster Bay Cove, felt uneasy as she watched Gov. Andrew Cuomo announce that the front line workers in the state were running low on face masks and other PPE...

Abrahams and Mulé Welcome Young Philanthropist Sabrina Guo

By: Legislative District 05

August 7, 2020

WHAT: Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan Abrahams (D - Freeport) and Legislator Debra Mulé (D - Freeport) welcome young philanthropist Sabrina Guo, founder of the student-run Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19 (LILAC), to Freeport High School, where she will be joining forces with the school district to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) in conjunction with the school district’s grab-and-go meals program...

James Donahue VFW Post 347 Honors LILAC Founder

By: Record Pilot Staff

July 10, 2020

This past Tuesday, Glen Cove’s James Donahue VFW Post 347 presented Oyster Bay Cove’s 14-year-old Sabrina Guo with two citations. The first citation was presented to LILAC, a student-run charitable organization Sabrina founded in late March of this year. The second was to Sabrina individually. LILAC, which stands for Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19...

Empowering Virtual Conference with Congresswoman Grace Meng

By: Sabrina Guo

June 25, 2020

With the recent outbreak of coronavirus, maintaining a community of mentors and role models and learning as a student has been somewhat challenging. Thankfully, with some help from Syosset High School teacher Mrs. Sophia Bae, I recently had the privilege of participating in a virtual conference with US Representative Grace Meng as part of a classroom event, which provided an incredible opportunity for us to glean wisdom and grow.

Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19 (LILAC) Donates Masks And Hand Sanitizer To Commonpoint Queens

By: Dawn Rafal

June 12, 2020

Commonpoint Queens is incredibly grateful for a June 4 donation of 1,000 masks and 500 hand sanitizers from LILAC, Long Island Laboring Against COVID-19, with U.S. Representative Tom Suozzi (NY-3)...

LILAC Honors Local Veterans

By: Sabrina Guo

June 12, 2020

Since LILAC’s inception in March as a student-run charitable organization at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have done our utmost to live up to our mission of serving our communities amidst the pandemic. We have tried to help assuage the urgent need of PPE and provide emotional support.

LILAC Helping Community During COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Josh Finkelstein & Sabrina Guo

May 22, 2020

With the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, the world has been put on hold. This public health crisis has strained many sectors of society due to diminishing resources, travel restrictions and overburdened healthcare workers...

Oyster Bay Cove teen raises over $57,000 for protective equipment

By: Jennifer Corr

May 15, 2020

Like other teenagers, Sabrina Guo’s life has changed dramatically since the coronavirus pandemic. The Oyster Bay Cove 14-year-old said she longs for what was once typical, especially going to school. “As a teenager, I miss a lot of things, including my friends, my teachers, the gross odor of my school gym that I got accustomed to...

Suozzi, and Chinese Americans donate PPE to Glen Cove rehab center

By: Jennifer Corr

April 27, 2020

Personal Protective Equipment shortages across the country are leading organizations and individuals to step up fill the gap...

Community Drawn Together Despite Disaster

By: Sabrina Guo

April 8, 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has been noticeably devastating for the Long Island community as a whole.

However, there seems to be a ray of hope in the community during these dark and uncertain times...

Syosset Students And Politicians Come Together To Raise Money

By: Joseph Wolkin

April 1, 2020

Now is the time to step up. Now is when leaders prove themselves. And that’s exactly what a group of students from Syosset High School are doing, as are some Nassau County politicians...

Stone Soup author Sabrina Guo starts PPE fundraiser for Long Island medical staff: support LILAC!

By: Jane Levi

March 31, 2020

Sabrina Guo, a Syosset High School freshman from Long Island, NY–and a name that readers of Stone Soup over the past few years will recognize from her many contributions to the Magazine and blog–has risen to the challenge of COVID-19 in the...

Thank You To Our Heroes

By: Tribune Staff

March 24, 2020

With over 300,000 infections and nearly 15,000 deaths, COVID-19 has halted daily life as we know it. On March 22, Governor Andrew Cuomo officially ordered all nonessential businesses to close in the state of New York...