Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: February 15, 2023
Edna Louise Spear Elementary School students not only think about others in the local community, they often do something about it.
Students in Christine Bokina and Kristi Krieg’s fifth grade class and Maureen Zajac’s second grade class teamed up to bring some smiles to the faces of local children through the school’s Buddy Program, creating an initiative of kindness, sharing and love for other children.
Parents and guardians received notice of the need for the hundreds of treat bags and small plush toys and sent their fifth and second graders to school with the items. In a quick turnaround that highlighted teamwork, the cross-grade-level collaborators created Valentine cards for the Port Jefferson-based Give Kids Hope’s Project Valentine. The cards will be presented to children assisted by the organization. The Buddies took another step and put together candy-filled treat bags for children who are in the shelter.
Photo caption: Edna Louise Spear Elementary School students in the Buddy Program.
Photo courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District