Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Amount Raised: $500
Event Type: Seniors
Date: February 9, 2022
The Smithtown High School East FCCLA stepped up a year ago, purchasing toiletries and other essential items for residents of Sunrise Senior Living in Village of the Branch when the seniors were unable to venture to stores during the height of the pandemic. The generosity was so well-received, the FCCLA chapter has now made it an annual tradition.
After raising $500 from the sale of potholder gift sets during the holidays, the FCCLA used the proceeds to again purchase shampoos, conditioners, lotions, nail polish and lipstick for the senior center’s residents.
FCCLA Co-Presidents Alexandra Shepherd and Trisha Kanhai, along with adviser Connie Smith, dropped off the car-load of items on Feb. 8 to the senior center’s appreciative staff.
“This year they also asked for puzzles and board games,” said Smith, who advises the club with Jaclyn Grebosz.
The FCCLA was more than happy to accommodate that request during a shopping trip at a nearby Dollar Store earlier in the afternoon.
The High School East FCCLA also had made fidget blankets for Alzheimer’s patients at the senior center. Those, too, were dropped off on Feb. 8, with a pledge from Smith of more to come if they prove to be popular.
Photo caption: FCCLA Co-Presidents Alexandra Shepherd (left) and Trisha Kanhai display fidget blankets as they prepare to unload donated items.
Photo courtesy of Smithtown CSD