Number of Participants: 13
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $439
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: January 6, 2020
During December, Deer Park High School’s Patriot and SADD clubs worked to collect toiletries and winter hats and gloves for homeless veterans, reaching out to both fellow students as well as the community. Before the holiday break, club members filled 23 gift bags, one for each resident of the Veterans Place in Yaphank, with enough items left over to save for future residents.
“The response from the community was heartwarming and overwhelmingly generous,” said teacher Laurie Osbern, the Patriot Club’s adviser. “We can always count on Deer Park to come through whenever there is a need for support.”
DPVETS: Deer Park High School’s Patriot and SADD clubs worked to collect toiletries and winter hats and gloves for homeless veterans.
Photos courtesy of Deer Park School District