Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Amount Raised: $1,000
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: March 8, 2016
210 Locust Street Floral Park
New York 11001, United States
Floral Park Memorial High School’s Global Awareness club and members of the Student Council hosted a Battle of the Bands to benefit Reason2Smile, a not-for-profit organization that support a school and orphanage in Kenya.
The high-energy event featured outstanding musical performances by students and faculty and included pop culture trivia, with audience members winning candy for correct answers. Prior to the evening show, the Global Awareness club held a variety of fundraisers to benefit Reason2Smile, including bake and pizza sales. They also sold bracelets and paper bricks that were posted in the hallway of the school.
Optimum’s Charity Champions recognized the Global Awareness club’s efforts on behalf of Reasons2Smile. The organization donated $1,000 to Reasons2Smile and $500 to the Global Awareness club to continue their charitable efforts.
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Members of Floral Park’s Global Awareness club are pictured with adviser Donna Rosenblum (right) and a representative from Optimum’s Charity Champions.
Summer Haz performed at the Battle of the Bands
Elizabeth Talero (left) and Deirdre Tyler sang “Hey There Delilah” as part of their set.
Faculty members performed “Hey Jude” and other songs at the show.
Teacher Samantha Koch and Principal Dr. Kathleen Sottile performed on keyboard during “Hey Jude.”
Lauryn Scott delivered a beautiful rendition “Killing Me Softly.”
Photos courtesy of Sewa