Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: March 3, 2022
New Hyde Park Road
New Hyde Park, NY
New Hyde Park Road School students handwrote encouraging letters to those in need as part of the Blankets of Hope project. Blankets of Hope, an educational nonprofit, helps students to practice empathy and kindness by asking them to write letters and donate blankets to the homeless.
Each class received one purple fleece blanket, and students collaborated to write a kind message that was attached to the blanket with twine. The blankets and letters were delivered to a local homeless shelter.
The project was organized by the school’s Building Leadership Team.
Photo caption: New Hyde Park Road School students are pictured with the blankets and letters that were donated to a local homeless shelter as part of Blankets of Hope.
Photo courtesy of the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District