Number of Participants: 9
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $304
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 5, 2020
John Glenn High School
Elwood Road, Elwood
Elwood-John H. Glenn High School World Language Honor Society members recently partnered with Long Island Cares Inc. to help families in need this holiday season.
With Thanksgiving fast approaching, these students volunteered to shop for meal baskets as part of the charity organization’s 2020 “Adopt-a-Family for Thanksgiving” program. Nonperishable food donations included canned vegetables and fruit, stuffing, potato and dessert mixes, as well as separately packaged gift cards to be used to purchase turkeys.
Sponsoring a family is crucial this holiday season as the global pandemic has caused unemployment and food insecurity across Long Island, according to the nonprofit’s website. This year, the World Language Honor Society was able to sponsor 12 families in need within the Elwood community.
Honor Society member, Jack Schelin, said, “It’s humbling to be a part of something that’s bigger than yourself.”
“It felt satisfying to participate in an event that brings the community together for a fantastic cause,” Brandon Lewis added.
This event was organized by World Language Honor Society advisers, Nicole Correia and Nicole Gendjoian. The following seniors volunteered to shop, sort and deliver the donations to Long Island Cares in Huntington Station: Gabriella Aversa, Kerri Giambruno, Lauren Hoolahan, Brandon Lewis, Julia Mady-Aguiar, Emma Preiser, Daniel Rourke, Jack Schelin and Emma Voege.
- WLHS_1: Pictured, John H. Glenn High School senior Brandon Lewis.
- WLHS_2: From left, John H. Glenn High School World Language Honor Society members Emma Voege and Emma Preiser.
Photos courtesy of the Elwood Union Free School District