Ninth-graders in the Massapequa School District supported children battling cancer by collecting arts and crafts supplies.
The drive was spearheaded by three clubs at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus — Active Minds, Chief’s Challenge and Helping Hands. Supplies that the groups collected included crayons, markers, paint, sketchbooks and more.
Items were donated to William’s Warriors, named in honor of a young Long Island boy who lost his battle with a rare form of brain cancer, medulloblastoma. Recognizing that art can provid much needed therapy for pediatric cancer patients, the William’s Heart-Works initiative provides supplies to those children.
This was the first year Ames has collected for the foundation. Advisers for the coordinating clubs include Kate Balcuk, Kim Hession, Alyssa Levine, Karen Matros and Courtney Mollura.
Photo caption: Ames Campus students, from left, Mia Santabarbara, Tara McWilliams and Emmy Aird helped collect art supplies for William’s Warriors.
Photo courtesy of Massapequa School District
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