Wednesday, July 25, 2012

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive - Glen Cove YOUTH Bureau

“Fill-a-Backpack” Drive
Let’s Help All Our School Children Start Off
On the Right Foot in September!
Each year, the Glen Cove Youth Bureau works with Nassau local citizens, businesses and organizations to provide back to school supplies to disadvantaged youth in the Glen Cove vicinity.  The supplies are presented, along with a backpack or master note book, to children who otherwise would not have the supplies they need to succeed in their studies.    Given the economy, the need this year is more than ever. 

Last year, over 100 children in grades K – 12 received back to school supplies from this program.  We are hoping to be able to assist as many, if not more students this year. 

Below is a list of some of the supplies that Glen Cove students will need for the upcoming school year:
♦     2” nylon, zippered, 3-ring binders               ♦     3”x5” index cards
♦     Back packs (no wheels)                            ♦     Folders
♦    Thin and thick washable markers               ♦     Section dividers for each subject   
♦     #2 pencils                                                 ♦     Plastic page protectors
♦     Erasable and regular pens                        ♦     Glue sticks
♦     Colored pencils                                         ♦     Scissors (suitable for Grade 4 and up)
♦     Highlighters                                                          ♦     Rulers
♦     Box of 24 Crayola crayons                        ♦     Portable three-hole punch
                      ♦     Zippered pencil case with 3 holes              ♦     Scientific calculators
♦     Small pencil sharpener                              ♦     Tissues
♦     Loose-leaf paper                                       ♦     Baby wipes
♦     Spiral note books                                      ♦     Hand sanitizer
♦     Post-its                                                    ♦     Quart & Gallon size Ziploc bags                             
Please drop off your donations at one of the locations listed below.  We will be collecting items through August 24.
Glen Cove Youth Bureau – 128B Glen Street (behind 126 Glen Street)
Glen Cove City Hall – Clerk’s Office (3rd Floor)
Glen Cove Library – Near magazine reading room
Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted.  Please make checks payable to Friends of the Glen Cove Youth Board and mail to Glen Cove Youth Bureau, 128B Glen Street, Glen Cove, NY  11542. 
For more information, please contact:
Cindy Rogers ♦ Glen Cove Youth Bureau ♦ 671-4600

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gift Certificates at Gem Craft Boutique

Contact as if you should have question at 516-874-3639 or "Like" us on FACEBOOK at

"Got Gadgets"

I named this photo "Got Gadgets" and YES Gem Craft Boutique has iphone accessories & gadgets from iSpeakers, Covers for your iPhone or iPads, & Power Mate plus which gives a boost of energy to your iphone when running out of power. Also do not forget the travel recycled bags that can hold all your gadgets & cords when you travel.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Pocketbooks & clutch bags made out of Magazines

The Beatles, Justin Bieber, Glee, Vampire Diaries, Hunger Games, Elvis, Twilight and more....

Some available at our ebay auctions.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Sugar Daddy Available

We sell these nifty yummy jumbo size "Sugar Daddy" candy bars in our Novelty Candy section.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gem Craft Boutique is on "Four Square"

Please make sure you check into "Four Square" when you visit our store.  We have a newbie special right now.  Check us out on Four Square here

We expanded on to Ebay now!!

We are testing the waters slowly but surely on Ebay.  I use to sell on Ebay many many moons ago.  We decided we will list a few of our items on our Ebay site weekly.  So check us out....

Monday, July 2, 2012

Meet our youngest Artist at Gem Craft Boutique

An 11 year old with a creative mind & hands makes jewelry, figurines & much more out of Polymer Clay.  I met Serena's mom at a networking meeting back in the winter of 2012 and I was amazing how creative this 11 year old is and the detail of the crafts she makes.  Her creations are on display at Gem Craft Boutique. 

Serena & Deborah at the Grand Opening day.

You can see many of Serena's creations at her Facebook page