Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: October 14, 2016
Marion Street Lynbrook
New York 11563, United States
Rolling up their sleeves for a worthy cause, students and students athletes at Lynbrook’s Marion Street School joined forces with Long Island Blood Services to sponsor their annual Little Doctors Blood Drive. The Little Doctors program, sponsored by New York Blood Services, helps teach elementary school students the importance of donating blood.
This event came just weeks after the launch of the school’s theme for the year, “Make your mark, make it matter” turning inspiring words into meaningful actions. Dressed in scrubs, student volunteers greeted their donors and supplied them with snacks and drinks to replenish them after giving blood. Students also gave each donor a handmade thank you card.
The blood drive came together through the collaborative efforts of the student council and the fifth-grade class. Students worked under the guidance of the school’s blood drive coordinator Victoria Schiller and student council advisers Coleen Maher and MaryKate Emmerich. This year, 32 pints of life-saving blood were collected at the blood drive.
1. Marion Street School fifth-graders Madeline Malinka (left) and Alexandra Ioannou offered blood donor Kim Smith replenishing snacks.
2. Fifth-grade Little Doctors Elizabeth Charpentier (left), William Valerio, Kristopher Gottlieb, Nicholas Strippoli, Michael Donovan and Claire Deputy showered blood donor Nick Strippoli with thanks at Marion Street School’s annual blood drive.
3. After donating blood, Marion Street teacher Steven Freifeld received special attention from fifth-graders Zuhair Khan (left), Julianna Schafer, Nicole Cardoso, Caroline Larow and Victoria Martinez.
4. Fifth-graders Kristopher Gottlieb, William Valerio and Elizabeth Charpentier prepared to welcome donors to Marion Street School’s blood drive.
Photos courtesy of Lynbrook Union Free School District