Number of Participants: 3
Hours Donated: 25
Value of Time Served: $634
Event Amount Raised: $931
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: April 12, 2023
Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District
James Wilson Young Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society was given the task of banding together to create their own community service projects. Members worked collaboratively to design and carry forth unique community service projects designed around what mattered to them personally. Some examples included beach cleanups and clothing drives. One specific group featuring Aila C., Pheobe B. and Abigail F. made a powerful impact on the community with their service project. These members took part in a local bake sale to fundraise for a family in need of a service dog.
The girls explained that the “project was important because all the money donated is going to a family in need. This family has a young daughter with Dravet Syndrome. The money that we collect during the bake sale will go directly to the daughter’s Mom and toward a seizure dog. This is unique because everything we are making is handmade and with a purpose. We are trying to impact a family in need of some help. Not many people have Dravet Syndrome, and we are going to make an impact on one of the few people who has it in our community. This seizure dog will help to always protect this little girl and will keep her safe. Dravet syndrome is a dangerous condition and every dollar we make will go to benefit this family and help them to overcome this condition.”
The girls raised a $931.00 for the family. About the amazing actions of the group, National Junior Honor Society Co-Advisors Mr. Peshkur and Ms. Burns said, “It is an honor to work with such compassionate, thoughtful, and dedicated young people. Their commitment to service and the betterment of our community has truly inspired us.”
A: James Wilson Young Middle School National Junior Honor Society members Aila C., Pheobe B. and Abigail F. raised money for a local child who needs a service dog due to Dravet Syndrome.
B: The items sold during James Wilson Young Middle School National Junior Honor Society members Aila C., Pheobe B. and Abigail F. was handmade and benefitted a family in need of a service dog for their child.
Photos courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District