The Babylon Junior-Senior High School had a lot to celebrate this past holiday season as faculty, staff and students participated in the “Season of Giving” by gathering donations to some of their favorite charity organizations during the month of December.
During the initiative, staff and students collected six large boxes filled with more than 300 toys, which were donated to Toys for Tots; 40 gift bags filled with gloves, hats, earbuds and many other items for teens in group homes and foster care using monetary contributions from the school’s Jingle Walk; and more than 300 cans and nonperishable items through a Rock Can Roll program to support the community’s local food pantries.
“Our students, staff and community always make us so proud in how they come together this time of year to support others in need,” said Babylon Junior-Senior High School Assistant Principal Jennifer Mangone.
Additionally, toward the end of December, the students enjoyed the wonderful display of holiday decorations in the senior high school cafeteria. The display was created by the school’s Art Club and Art Honor Society students with the support of teachers Cheryl Schweider and Patricia Stork. Holiday cheer was at an all-time high during the school’s pajama day and pancake breakfast.
Photo caption: Babylon Junior-Senior High School students are pictured with a number of toys collected during their “Toys for Tots” holiday drive this past holiday season.
Photo courtesy of the Babylon School District