Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 14, 2016
98 Ann Drive Syosset
New York 11791, United States
H.B. Thompson Middle School in Syosset conducted two drives to improve the lives of others less fortunate during its recent Spirit Week celebration. The HBT Book Club (which includes student athletes) collected more than 1,000 new and gently used books for the not-for-profit Book Fairies organization, based in Freeport. Book Fairies distributes books and other reading materials to children and adults throughout the metropolitan area, providing a respite from personal struggles and nurturing a love of reading across age groups.
Additionally, the HBT Student Council (which includes student athletes) held a food drive to benefit Island Harvest, Long Island’s largest hunger relief organization. More than 800 non-perishable items were collected to help feed those in need. Students earned extra Spirit Week points for their contributions. Great job by all of the students, their families and school staff members for once again showing that Thompson is a community of caring.
Photo Caption A: The HBT Book Club collected more than 1,000 new and gently used books for the not-for-profit Book Fairies organization. Book Club representatives are pictured here.
Photo Caption B: The HBT Student Council held a food drive to benefit Island Harvest, collecting more than 800 non-perishable items to help feed those in need.
Photos courtesy of the Syosset School District