Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: February 3, 2020
Garden City Middle School recently hosted GC-Cares-A-Thon, an event that demonstrated the many ways in which students use their time to help others.
Approximately 100 students and staff volunteered to work at the different community service stations set up in the school’s cafeteria. Student clubs teamed up with home base classes, many collecting donations of food, gift cards and other useful items for various charitable causes. Others penned thoughtful well wishes addressed to those who may be in need of a lift, including members of the military and victims of bullying. Participating students received a two-hour service certificate.
“The excitement and electricity demonstrated throughout the room made this such a powerful event for our students and their families,” said Garden City Middle School teacher and Anti-Bullying Task Force Chairperson Kim Greenwald, who organized the event with fellow task force member and teacher aide Katie Colavito.
Special thanks to the Anti-Bullying Task Force, the Garden City Middle School PTA, and SEPTA for sponsoring this event.
Photo caption 1: GCMS students are helping the GC Bird Sanctuary and Ronald MacDonald House through GC-Cares-A-Thon.
Photo caption 2: GCMS students supported organizations such as The Inn and the Hempstead Animal Shelter at this year’s GC-Cares-A-Thon.
Photo caption 3: GCMS students collected markers, pens and other materials for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Photos courtesy of the Garden City School District