East-Northport Middle School student, Kiersten Gorman, may not be able to complete her coursework in Home and Careers while schools are closed, but she is making a difference in the lives of the community.
After hearing about the shortage of medical supplies on the news, Kiersten decided to sell homemade masks to those in need. She regularly takes sewing classes, which were canceled due to the pandemic, but said that she wanted to give back in any way that she could.
“I thought it would be wonderful to be able to make masks for friends, family and anyone in need within the community,” she said. “I know these masks might not help the staff on the front lines but they can help my grandparents, my friends and anyone needing protection when going out.”
Kiersten, as an animal lover, has also decided to donate half of the proceeds to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) to help stop the abuse of animals. “I chose this charity because I love animals and I hate to see animals being treated poorly,” she said.
Kiersten’s mother, Laura Gorman, said that her daughter “missed being in the classroom so much, but at least she is still learning life’s important lessons and that is to help the community and always give back.”
Photo captions: East-Northport Middle School student Kiersten Gorman recently began sewing masks to sell to community members. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the ASPCA.