Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Hunger
Date: June 27, 2017
2 Old Field Road Greenlawn
New York 11740, United States
In an effort to promote service learning, Oldfield Middle School students recently collected 1,700 food items to donate to the Harborfields Alliance for Community Outreach (HACO) Food Pantry. The two classes that collected the most items hd the opportunity to witness a Pay-It-Forward domino run in the school’s library.
Each domino represented an item that was donated throughout the month of April. Due to the hard work of the school’s library staff, a elaborate marble rollercoaster was set up throughout the library. At the launch, the marble was released and the students watched as it traveled through different obstacles, knocking down the dominos and making its way to the finish line.
Principal Joanne Giordano and Assistant Principal Joseph Castoro also attended the event where the three students who collected the most food cut the ribbon before the launch took place. Sixth-graders Ashton Sylvia, Nahrahel Louis and Ashley Vander Noot did the honors. Librarian Judy Boshnack thanked all the students for their outstanding work and for making the large donation a reality. “If it wasn’t for your big hearts then this would not be possible” she said. “You are making a real difference in the lives of those in your community.”
At the conclusion of the launch, the students used the library’s Makerspace and try out the new items that were recently added.