Number of Participants: 75
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Seniors
Date: December 6, 2023
The season of giving has begun and second graders at Martin Avenue Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District have embraced it. The students recently made holiday cards for residents of nursing homes in the hope of spreading joy.
Students from Mary Carrea’s, Antonietta Fischetti’s and Tiffany Joosten’s classes came together in the cafeteria on Dec. 1 where they drew, folded, glittered and glued. The youngsters were assisted by parent volunteers.
Ms. Fischetti said that this is the second year the students have taken part in the service project. She added that it connects to the second grade’s “act of giving” reading unit. The school provided all of the supplies such as construction paper, crayons and stickers, while students brought their creativity and imaginations.
“The main goal is for them to realize the importance of giving to others,” Ms. Fischetti said, “not just during the holiday, but always.”
1: With help from parent volunteers, second graders at Martin Avenue Elementary School made holiday cards for residents of local nursing homes on Dec. 1.
2: Second graders, from left, Sophie Hulewicz, Avery Forgione and Francesca Malafis put a lot of thought into their cards.
3: Avery Thomas learned about the importance of giving to others.
4: Lily Ramos showed off her completed card to Principal Dr. Michael Yannucci.
5: Max Wolke dressed the part as he looked to spread some holiday cheer.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District