Number of Participants: 4
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $135
Event Amount Raised: $1,030
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: March 23, 2021
The Wantagh High School newspaper “The Warrior,” in conjunction with the Wantagh Animal Rights and Recycling Club and the National English Honor Society, raised $1,030 in sales for the “Wantagh Warrior Holiday Cookbook: Cooking Our Way Through 2020-2021.” Proceeds were recently donated to Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation in Wantagh and to Island Harvest.
The cookbook, which contains delicious recipes, stories about pets adopted during the pandemic, articles by students and faculty, tributes to the school’s essential workers and photos of holiday decorations at Wantagh High School, was written and published prior to the holidays.
“It was a project that connected the community during the pandemic and placed a smile on those who read it,” said newspaper adviser Kathleen Flynn.
Wantagh High School student Nora Toscano, who was instrumental in the cookbook’s genesis and completion, was on hand to present a check to Last Hope Animal Shelter. The cookbook was “a way to bring the community together and for students to connect during a difficult time,” Nora said. “In addition, the project ended up helping people all over the community.”
A: Center, Last Hope Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation Outreach Coordinator Joanne Anderson and center resident Rocky, accepted a donation from sales of the Wantagh Warrior Holiday Cookbook and are pictured with (l-r) Mike Latsko, W.A.R.R. President Jake Latsko and “The Warrior” adviser Kathleen Flynn.
B: From left, Wantagh High School seniors Michael Minars and Chris Murale, Island Harvest representative Joan Flynn and “The Warrior” adviser Kathleen Flynn are pictured during a check-signing donation benefitting 1,000 food insecure residents in and around the Wantagh community as a result of “The Warrior Holiday Cookbook” sales.
Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District