Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: February 13, 2019
Northport High School
Laurel Hill Road, Northport
In response to the cold winter weather and a desire to give back to those in need, the Northport Middle School Community Service Club spent the afternoon of Feb. 13 making fleece blankets for local homeless and pet shelters.
Thanks to the coordination of fleece blanket donations by sixth-grade teacher Ms. Jen Petrie, groups of students gathered together after school to learn how to cut and tie the fleece blankets with club adviser Mrs. Linda Dillon. Each group was given the materials to make one to two blankets.
“It’s been such a cold winter, and it means a lot to know that our efforts will be keeping some people and animals, warm,” said Makayla, one of the club’s regular members.
“This club something fun to do after school, but it’s also something that actually helps others,” said other club member Patrick, a sixth-grader at Northport Middle School.
All completed blankets will be donated to Huntington Interfaith Homeless Initiative and the Little Shelter Animal Rescue in Huntington.
- Northport Middle School community service club students Caroline, Lia, Carolyn and McKenzie spent the afternoon of Feb 13. Making fleece blankets for those in need.
- Groups of community service club students gathered together after school on Feb. 13 to learn how to cut and tie the fleece blankets to donate to local shelters.
Photos courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District