Number of Participants: 14
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $118
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Date: December 16, 2021
Bayport-Blue Point Union Free School District
Sylvan Avenue Elementary School peer leaders recently crafted colorful holiday cards for Suffolk County police officers from the fifth precinct and the Bayport Fire District, who personally collected the cards with gratitude on Dec. 16.
New York State Assemblyman Jarett Gandolfo’s office recently held a toy drive and wanted to distribute the gifts to the Bayport-Blue Point School District for families in need. The toys were delivered by the police and fire department, as well as representatives from Assemblyman Gandolfo’s and U.S. Congressman Andrew Garbarino’s offices. In return, each peer leader presented a policeman or fireman with a holiday card.
Social worker Brooke Yonick told the guests, “There is so much generosity in the community, that the peer leaders wanted to give back to you with these hand-crafted cards for the holidays and to thank you for your kindness.”
A: The Sylvan Avenue Elementary School peer leaders presented cards to the Bayport Fire Department and Fifth Precinct Police Officers to thank them for delivering toys for Bayport-Blue Point families in need.
B: The Sylvan Avenue Elementary School peer leaders are pictured with holiday cards crafted for the Bayport Fire Department and Suffolk County police officers.
C: Sylvan Avenue Elementary School student and peer leader Sadie B. created a card for either a police officer of fireman, who brought toys for needy families in the district.
Photos courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District