Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 17, 2021
To bring some joy to children battling cancer, students at Fairfield Elementary School in the Massapequa School District created warrior necklaces with inspirational messages. The project was spearheaded by art teacher Melinda Gibbons.
Fifth graders made close to 100 necklaces which will donated to Love Smiles, a nonprofit pediatric cancer foundation, and will be added to care boxes for children undergoing treatment.
Students designed the necklaces using Photopea, an online photo editor, on their Chromebooks. They each chose a motivational word such as “brave” or “strong” to include over the background. Ms. Gibbons printed out the designs and students placed them in necklace bezels before adding the string. The project allowed students to explore digital art while also performing an act of kindness of others.
1: Fairfield Elementary Schoo
l fifth grader Jaelyn Swiatkowski showed her digital artwork and her complete necklace, which will be donated to Love Smiles for care boxes for children undergoing cancer treatment.
2: Dennis Duda chose “strong” as the word for his motivational warrior necklace.
Photos courtesy of the Massapequa School District