Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 13, 2017
1835 Central Avenue Valley Stream
New York 11580, United States
With the hopes of sharing love, happiness and birthday joy, the Alden Terrace School Student Council (which includes student-athletes) embarked on a mission to raise funds and awareness for the charitable organization Birthday Wishes. As part of a recent Student Council community service project, the students completed a Smencils Pencils fundraiser, where parents could send a special note to their child with a scented pencil. The profits from this sale allowed the student council to create six full “Birthday Boxes” to donate to the organization. These donations will provide six birthday parties for children who live in homeless and/or domestic violence shelters, providing a sense of stability by helping them to experience this important rite of passage, “A Birthday Party.”
In addition to the student council spreading awareness about homelessness on Long Island, it also taught empathy for those experiencing difficult times. The students were so proud to be able to share birthday cheer to those in need!
Members of Alden Terrace School’s Student Council wrapped birthday boxes for its Birthday Wishes fundraiser.
Christina Estevez and Safa Minhas worked as a team to wrap their collection box.
Student Council members are pictured (back row, l-r): Yusef Lateef, Mohammad Ruhman, Lauren Rossiano, David Job and Zachary Edgell. Front row (l-r) Cameren Coppin, Krissy Jorge and Yamini Persaud.
The collection boxes were filled with items to help children in need celebrate their birthdays.
Photos courtesy of the Elmont School District