Connetquot High School students reached out to the community in a number of ways this Thanksgiving, making the holiday special for struggling community families.
The Interact Club, in conjunction with the Connetquot Teachers’ Union, held a coat drive throughout the month of November. Many Town of Islip residents will stay warm due to the generosity of donors.
The Helping Hands Club also collected food and assembled Thanksgiving baskets for community families in need. They also crafted handmade cards to accompany each basket, spreading cheer during the holiday.
Additionally, the Ronkonkoma Middle School Peer Leaders and Student Council collected food for local families at Options for Community Living in Ronkonkoma. Thanks to the students and with the help of the Connetquot Teachers’ Union and faculty donations, baskets with a full Thanksgiving meal were gifted to those families in need.
A: The Connetquot High School Interact Club and Connetquot Teachers’ Union collected coats for Town of Islip residents.
B: The Connetquot High School Helping Hands Club assembled food baskets, accompanied with handcrafted cards, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
C: Ronkonkoma Middle School Peer Leaders, Student Council and the Connetquot Teachers’ Union generously collected food and assembled baskets for needy families.
Photos courtesy of the Connetquot Central School District