Jean Shafiroff With Children At Toy Gun Exchange

HEMPSTEAD NEW YORK - In the Village of Hempstead, New York, philanthropist Jean Shafiroff sponsored a toy gun exchange for over 100 children. Mayor Don Ryan and other public officials joined Jean Shafiroff at Brierley Park where an exchange of toy guns for non-violent toys that promote safety occurred.


Jean Shafiroff With Public Officials And Mayor Don Ryan

 Jean Shafiroff donated all the new toys in the wake of the spike of shootings which have occurred in the New York-Metropolitan area. In past years, Ms. Shafiroff has also sponsored the Toy Gun Exchange. The children were very happy to turn in water pistols and replica firearms for other toys- ones that did not promote violence. 

All in attendance wore masks and practiced social distancing. All children were accompanied by an adult. Children and accompanying adults lined up and came into Brierley Park two and three at a time . The event occurred peacefully and without any disturbances. 

 About Jean Shafiroff:

 Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist, advocate, TV host, and author of the book "Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give", is a volunteer leader of several charitable causes. She serves on several charity boards: Southampton Hospital Association, NYC Mission Society, French Heritage Society, Couture Council of the Museum at FIT , Global Strays, JewishBoard (Honorary Trustee), and Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation Honorary Board. In addition, Jean is an Ambassador for the American Humane Society and their National Spokesperson for the Feeding the Hungry Covid-19 program. She is the Ambassador of the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation. She is a New York Women's Foundation Board Alumna who remains very active with the Foundation and women's issues. Jean has been honored by countless charities including American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, NYC Mission Society and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, to name a few. 

 Jean is the producer and host of the TV show entitled "Successful Philanthropy" which airs 4 times a week through LTV studios in East Hampton, NY and also is airing on public television in Manhattan. (The show is also expected to air on Southampton NY public TV starting January 2021.)

 Jean holds two degrees: a BS in Physical Therapy from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School at Columbia University. 

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