Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,352
Event Amount Raised: $1,615
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 7, 2020
2340 Stewart Ave
Westbury, NY 11590
Students at Bowling Green Elementary School in the East Meadow School District conducted several fundraisers as part of “Hope for the Holidays,” a project to assist families in the school community.
The students in Jennifer Abshire and Laura McNiece’s fifth grade class spearheaded this year’s project, which carried the theme “One Kind Heart Warms Many.” Among the variety of fundraisers was “Cozy Day,” which allowed staff members and students to wear their pajamas to school on Nov. 27 for a $1 donation. Teachers also donated $1 each to participate in “Jeans for Joy,” allowing them to wear jeans on Fridays for the months of November and December.
In order to partner an academic lesson with their fundraising efforts, the fifth graders were responsible for managing the $1,615 they raised. They were required to keep a checkbook, manage withdrawals and deposits, and budget how much could be spent for each family. After drawing up a financial plan, the students bought items for the deserving families. Each item was wrapped and presented with a handwritten card from the students.
- Fifth graders Krish Nainani, Jacob Perlman and Caleb Gomez-Agudelo wrapped gifts that they had purchased for families in the Bowling Green community through a school fundraising project.
- Fifth grade students Zaina Ahmad, Emilie Sarrantonio and Madeline Piper personalized gift tags to attach to the gifts they had purchased through a “Hope for the Holidays” fundraising project.
- Jennifer Abshire and Laura McNeice’s fifth graders at Bowling Green Elementary School raised money to assist families in the school community through a “Hope for the Holidays” project.
Photos courtesy of the East Meadow Union Free School District