Number of Participants: 20
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 14, 2016
49 Lilac Road Westhampton Beach
New York 11978, United States
To make the holiday season bright for one local family, the Westhampton Beach High School’s Interact Club which includes student athletes, raised enough funds to fulfill all their holiday wishes. To accomplish their goal, the club members held several bake sales and used the money they raised to purchase items off the families’ holiday wish list at Target. Following the shopping expedition, the students, participated in a wrapping party where they listened to holiday music, ate cookies, drank hot chocolate and showed off their best wrapping skills.
“This community service project is truly the highlight of our club and brings out the best that our students have to offer” said Carrie Bender, Interact Club adviser. All of the families’ gifts will be delivered to the Church of the Immaculate Conception who will distribute them.
1: Westhampton Beach High School Interact Club members purchased holiday gifts at Target for a local family in need. Pictured (l-r) are club members Emma Bender, Grace O’Hare, Sophie Cohen and Caitlin Schleede.
2: Westhampton Beach High School Interact Club members wrapped gifts they purchased for a local family as part of their annual Adopt-A-Family community service project.
Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach School District