Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 3
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: December 1, 2023
Photo caption: Fifth graders at Bayview Elementary School in the West Islip School District are giving back to those in need this holiday season. The students participated in Operation Christmas Child, an organization that helps collect shoeboxes filled with toys for children in need all across the world. Students picked out gifts, filled and wrapped their boxes with toys for a specific age group. Students also had the option to write a letter to their recipient and receive a letter in return. The shoeboxes were then packed up during the end of November and will be shipped around the world.
Photo courtesy of West Islip School District