East Islip High School’s National Honor Society recently completed its second successful sports equipment drive. More than 60 bags and over 150 different articles of gently used and new sports equipment, ranging from baseballs to hockey sticks, were donated to Strength Heals, an Islip nonprofit that raises awareness for children who grow up in abusive situations. The organization helps abused children by providing an outlet through sports and an opportunity for them to build healthy relationships with coaches and mentors.
East Islip’s NHS leadership project began last year with alumnus Ryan Thompson, and was continued this year by members Dylan Hernandez, Kevin Smith and Sean Smith.
“We were extremely pleased with the turnout,” Hernandez said. “We would like to thank all who donated and were involved with the drive.”
“This has been an incredibly inspiring drive,” said NSH adviser Nicole Ingram. “I love that our members decided to make this an annual collection. The amount of donations this year was incredibly impressive and the fact that it will directly impact victims of abuse makes all of us at NHS extremely proud.”
Sports Equipment Drive Leaders: East Islip High School’s National Honor Society held its second successful sports equipment drive for Strength Heals.
Photos courtesy of East Islip School District