Number of Participants: 75
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 5, 2022
Garden City students organized several donation drives to make a difference this holiday season. At several of the district’s buildings, the school community came together to help others.
At Garden City High School, the Key Club organized a Teddy Bear Drive to support The Interfaith Nutrition Network, or The INN. The INN addresses homelessness and hunger through awareness, action and generosity. Additionally, students in the High School library makerspace knit scarves to put on some of the teddy bears before they were delivered to the organization.
Middle schoolers in the Anti-Bullying Club also led a donation drive. Students and staff donated more than 200 toys that went to children staying at NYU Langone. Not only did the toy drive benefit members of the greater community, it was a positive experience for Garden City students as many of them shared stories about how the collection became a family project.
1: Members of the Middle School Anti-Bullying Club and advisor Dr. Kimberly Greenwald organized a toy drive to benefit the children staying at NYU Langone. More than 200 toys were collected from students and staff.
2: The High School Key Club held a teddy bear drive to support The INN. High School students also knitted scarves for some of the bears at the library makerspace.
Photo courtesy of Garden City Public Schools