Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 14, 2024
As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, the students from Freeport Public Schools’ Caroline G. Atkinson Intermediate School, Bavyiew Avenue, Leo F. Giblyn and New Visions Elementary Schools have been hard at work using their creative talents to make Valentine’s Day cards to send to local veterans.
The annual program is a way for students to show their appreciation and support for veterans by sending them handmade valentines. Classroom teachers, art teachers and school group advisors helped the students design cards with colorful images and inspiring messages of appreciation as a way of saying thank you to the veterans for their service to the country.
The valentines created by the Freeport students will be delivered to local veterans in Nassau County.
- From left, Edan Wilkinson and Kylie Jones from Ms. Karen Cohen’s class at Leo F. Giblyn Elementary School drew pictures and wrote messages of appreciation in a handmade valentine to send to local veterans.
- Fifth graders from Ms. Jennifer Ferrarelli’s class each made valentines for the veterans.
- The Peace Jam Juniors group at Bayview Avenue School made valentines for the Valentines for Veterans program.
- New Vision Elementary School third grade students Sophia Argueta Alvarez (left) and Malaqui Lopez worked to create their valentines to ensure the veterans receive them in time for the holiday on Feb. 14.
Photos courtesy of Freeport Public Schools