Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $100
Event Type: Hunger
Date: December 4, 2020
Being mindful of community needs is one aspect of the Port Jefferson Middle School Student Council. This year for their annual food drive, their call to action for sixth, seventh and eighth graders was met with a successful campaign to benefit Long Island Cares, one of the region’s most comprehensive hunger assistance organizations.
The students’ efforts resulted in 908 items and $100 in cash that was donated to the nonprofit. The student council members were responsible for all the details of the event, from advertising, collecting and sorting items to packing everything for distribution.
“This year, I believe our students really understood how their actions have positive effects in the greater community,” adviser Mrs. Allison Giannusa said. “Good citizenship and civic responsibility go a long way in promoting the lifelong, constructive values of our students.”
Photo caption: From left, Port Jefferson Middle School seventh graders Alexa Jacobs, Meghan Laffey, Elizabeth Campo and Talin Bajaj.
Photo courtesy of Port Jefferson School District