Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: April 17, 2017
82 Rocky Point Yaphank Road Rocky Point
New York 11778, United States
In the interest of giving back to their community, Rocky Point High School’s junior varsity and varsity baseball teams continued their tradition of volunteering at Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter in Cutchogue this spring.
During this visit, the team along with team managers and coaches helped more than 30 individuals have a hot dinner, a clean bed and an inviting environment to get a safe night’s rest. The teammates set up the location, made beds, set the tables, prepared the kitchen and packed 30 lunch bags for the homeless to leave with the next morning.
Additionally, the students collected many new items for the shelter visitors, including new socks, rain ponchos, toiletries, homemade cookies, brownies, festive bags of holiday chocolates and bunnies. They also collected beef jerky, cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, protein bars and water bottles that the homeless individuals could eat on days when they have no food. Plus, the team collected over 80 $5 gift cards for fast food.
The team has volunteered in a similar fashion at the shelter twice a year for the past four years.
Photo Caption: Rocky Point High School’s junior varsity and varsity baseball teams continued their tradition of volunteering at Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter in Cutchogue this spring.
Photo courtesy of the Rocky Point School District