Number of Participants: 150
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 23, 2018
East Islip, NY
Last year, second-graders at East Islip’s Connetquot Elementary School made “birthday boxes” for the Birthday Wishes organization, donating birthday items for homeless children who cannot afford their own birthday parties. These brightly wrapped “birthday in a box” packages are filled with everything necessary for a great birthday celebration.
This year, the entire school got involved. A total of 32 birthday boxes were donated from Connetquot’s kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade classes. The boxes will be distributed to needy families along with a bag of wrapped gifts for the birthday celebrant.
Sydney Berni, a second-grade student in Melissa Love’s class, said of the experience, “I liked making the boxes because it helps others.”
Photo caption: IMG_6102, IMG_6107: Thoughtful students at East Islip’s Connetquot Elementary School made 32 “birthday boxes” for homeless children via the Birthday Wishes organization.
Photos courtesy of East Islip School District
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