Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: December 5, 2019
Throughout November, Merrick School District students were busy with schoolwide drives to collect food donations for those in need.
The Birch School PTA SADD Committee sponsored a food drive to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network in Hempstead. Several classes prepared side dishes and created gift baskets that included gift cards to local food markets as well. Fourth and fifth graders also decorated bags to carry the donations. Students from throughout the school donated their leftover, unopened candy from Halloween as well.
Levy Lakeside School has been doing its part under the leadership of the school’s student council. The school worked with Scoops Ice Cream in Malverne and the Elks Lodge in Seaford to donate candy to soldiers overseas through Operation Sweet Tooth. The school was also the top contributor in this year’s Coats for Kids drive in conjunction with New York State Assemblyman Dave McDonough’s office. Students also donated 12 bags of various footwear for the Shoes for All program in conjunction with Williston Park-based podiatrist Dr. Mary Carlson.
At Chatterton School, the fifth and sixth grade student council also spearheaded a schoolwide drive to collect food donations for local families. Working closely with the school social worker, Chatterton families who could benefit the most from the effort each received a box filled with enough food for several meals. Students also created special Thanksgiving cards to accompany their donations.
Photo caption 1: The Birch School PTA SADD Committee sponsored a food drive to benefit the Interfaith Nutrition Network.
Photo caption 2: Levy Lakeside School’s student council sponsored multiple drives for the holiday season, including a Coats for Kids drive.
Photo caption 3: Chatterton School’s student council members display the food donations and cards they created for local families.
Photos courtesy of the Merrick School District