Number of Participants: 12
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $406
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 9, 2019
154 Eastlake Ave
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
It’s the season for giving and students at East Lake Elementary School in the Massapequa School District have taken that message to heart. The student council is hosting its annual toy drive, with donations of new, unwrapped toys being accepted through Dec. 18.
Student council adviser Brett Hoehn said that East Lake has been hosting its toy drive for more than a decade. All items will go to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation to benefit sick and underprivileged children across Long Island.
“It’s important because some kids can’t afford toys,” fifth grader Allison Parmiter said, “and donating toys can make all kids happy on Christmas day.”
Added fellow student council member Ioannis Mastoros, “We do this because it’s our job to spread the Christmas spirit.”
Photo caption: The East Lake Elementary School student council is hosting a holiday toy drive to benefit the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District