This Thanksgiving NSSA is Grateful to Tyler Fazzari & All Our Generous Supporters

This Thanksgiving NSSA is Grateful to Tyler Fazzari & All Our Generous Supporters

Several years ago we made the acquaintance of a darling young man named Tyler Fazzari. Tyler arrived at NSSA, shortly after celebrating his 10th birthday, to donate almost $1000 that he had raised for us through his organization BirthdayBack. BirthdayBack is dedicated to inspiring people to use their birthdays as an opportunity to give back. It started with Tyler’s desire to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy and has since developed into something much greater. Since starting the organization, Tyler and BirthdayBack have raised over $50,000 for various local organizations!

In recognition of his generous achievements, we nominated him for the “Leader of Tomorrow” honor at Long Island’s Association for Fundraising Professional’s Annual Philanthropy Day. We were so pleased and proud to hear that he would be the recipient of the award!

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We would like to share Tyler’s good news and to say THANK YOU again for all that he has done for NSSA, and for so many others. We are deeply grateful for Tyler’s friendship.

At this time of year, we remember all the people and organizations that have been a friend to us by making a donation, raising money on our behalf, volunteering at an event, or spreading the word about NSSA and autism awareness. We are so thankful and grateful for the wonderful people who support our organization and mission.

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends!

AFPLI 2016 LEADERS OF TOMORROW AWARD RECIPIENT

 

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Tyler Fazzari has a big heart. When Hurricane Sandy tore through Long Island, forcing his great grandparents out of their home, he wanted to make a difference and created “BirthdayBack.” Instead of gifts, guests were asked to make donations to Long Beach’s East Elementary School. Tyler raised over $20,000, including a donation of a SMART Board. In 2013, Tyler “BirthdayBacked” Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism, raising almost $1,000. In 2014, Tyler invited his entire fifth grade class to support The Wounded Warrior Project. More than 100 kids raised over $3,000 and WWP named Tyler a Student Ambassador. For Tyler’s twelfth birthday, he raised more than $30,000 in much-needed products and monies for The INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network).

Way to Go! Tyler Fazzari of Port Washington

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NEWSDAY October 24, 2016 11:37 AM

By Michael R. Ebert

A Port Washington student who uses his birthday as an opportunity to raise money for those in need is being recognized for his generous efforts.

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Tyler Fazzari, a seventh-grader at Carrie Palmer Weber Middle School, was selected to receive the 2016 Leaders of Tomorrow Award from the Long Island Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for “making philanthropy an integral part of his life,” the organization said.Since 2012, Tyler has raised nearly $15,000 through his program, called “BirthdayBack,” for various charities, including the Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism, the Wounded Warrior Project and The INN, or Interfaith Nutrition Network. He also received donations of a SMART Board for East Elementary School in Long Beach after superstorm Sandy and about $30,000 of Pharmapack feminine products for The INN.

“My great-grandparents were affected by the storm and I realized I didn’t need birthday gifts,” said Tyler, 12. “I’d rather help other people.” Of the award, he said: “It’s verymeaningful and I feel so happy tobe getting it.”

He is planning a Dec. 4 fundraiser in Port Washington featuring 13 music acts to benefit The De Rosa Foundation in Manhasset, which promotes colon cancer research.
Tyler also plays guitar in his school’s jazz band and is involved in Port Rowing, a community-based rowing program.

1010 Wins News Names Tyler one of ther “50 Heroes” in celebration of their 50th Anniversary

1010 Wins interviewed Tyler today! He was chosen as one of their “50 Heroes” in celebration of their 50th Anniversary. What an honor! Surely a day he will never forget.

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PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Most kids love getting presents on their birthday, but one Long Island boy is forgoing them in an effort to help Superstorm Sandy victims.

Tyler Fazzari, who will be turning 9, has asked his friends to donate money and gift cards to help Long Beach Public Schools buy a new Smart Board.

“Some people can bring in, like, Home Depot gift cards to help rebuild everything,” Fazzari told 1010 WINS’ Jim Powers on Wednesday.

The third grader said he decided to give up getting presents because he already has “a lot of stuff.”

“Since, like, I have a lot of stuff and I feel bad for the people who don’t have these things. So I just decided that I would want to help them,” he said.

Once his party is over, Fazzari will personally hand deliver the donations to the the school.

If you would like to help, you can do so using the following information:

Long Beach Public Schools Disaster Relief Fund 235 Lido Blvd Lido Beach, NY 11561
Attention: Kaja Gula-Thomas
In the “memo” line of the check donators should write “Tyler”

Fazzari’s mother, Erica, said Tyler loves to read and play with his friends, and called him an amazing kid.

“His heart is bigger than his body,” she said.

Student Donates All B’Day Gifts

Tyler Fazzari gives his own gifts on his birthdays.

Ten-year-old Tyler Fazzari is at it again. For his third straight birthday, he is raising money for charity instead of receiving gifts. This year it is the Wounded Warrior Project.

Tyler, who attends Sousa Elementary, said he “chose this charity because I am learning about all our country’s battles through the years in Social Studies and I am thankful for their fighting for our freedom.”
On Feb. 1, with the help of Bounce! in Syosset, he has invited his entire fifth grade class, as well as his friends and family, to celebrate his birthday with him by raising money for Wounded Warrior, who he is a student ambassador for.
Tyler first began his philanthropy in 2013, right after Hurricane Sandy. His grandparents had lost their house and he wanted to help the victims. East Elementary School in Long Beach was the lucky recipient of a new Smart Board package in his honor and Tyler presented the gift to the students in person.
Last year, he raised money for The Nassau Suffolk School for Autism and had a great time playing with all the kids benefiting from his altruistic efforts and started a movement called BirthdayBack (www.birthdayback.com) to inspire kids and adults to “celebrate their birthdays by giving.” Congressman Steve Israel was impressed by Tyler and spoke of him in his floor speech in Washington, DC.

 

Rep Israel honors Tyler Fazzari for creating BirthdayBack

 

Honoring Tyler Fazzari

by Representative Steve Israel

Posted on 2014-05-30

ISRAEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ISRAEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor Tyler Fazzari. Tyler is 10 years old. He lives in Port Washington, and he is giving back to our community in a major way.

Last week, I visited Nassau Suffolk Services for Autism, and I literally ran into Tyler in a corridor. I learned that he gave that school $800 donated by his friends for his own birthday. He has a friend with autism, and he wanted to do something about it.

Tyler told me that he formed an organization called BirthdayBack. It inspires other kids to raise money for their birthdays in lieu of gifts and give to charity.

Tyler is an entrepreneur, but he is also a philanthropist. And at age 10, he gives me great hope for the future of our country and great hope that if enough of us are inspired by Tyler we will find a cure for autism.

Thank you, Tyler.

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