Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Date: September 27, 2017
NY, United States
Students, faculty and administrators throughout Lynbrook Public Schools recently held fundraisers and drives to help those in Texas who were impacted by Hurricane Harvey and those in Florida affected by Hurricane Irma.
Sponsored by the student council, students at Waverly Park Elementary School showed their support for Texas by running a bracelet sale during lunch periods in the school lobby. The school, which has approximately 206 students, sold green paper bracelets for $1 each and made a total of $217 to send over to Texas.
Lynbrook North Middle School and Lynbrook South Middle School also showed their support. Students and faculty at Lynbrook North collected money for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund for victims of both Hurricane Harvey and Irma and raised a total of $805 in just one day.
Under the guidance of Lynbrook South Middle School English teacher Susan DeSena, Lynbrook South partnered with the New York District Kiwanis and collected supplies for Hurricane Harvey victims during the course of a two-week period. Items included school supplies, pet food, bottled water, cleaning supplies, paper goods, nonperishable food, blankets, flashlights and gift cards.
To send all the donations to the people of Texas, the New York District Kiwanis stopped by the school to pick up the items and drive them directly to those in need.
“It is such a worthy cause to help people in need,” said DeSena. “Our school community once again showed their generosity.”
Chloe Brown and Jojo Phillips, two West End Elementary School fifth-graders, took the initiative to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The students are planning within the next few weeks to create a makeshift school store where they could sell pencils and other items to raise money for one or more families through the “Adopt a Family” program. They hope to raise enough money to buy the struggling families items that they need.
- Waverly Park Elementary School students sold bracelets at lunchtime for a $1 each to support Hurricane Harvey victims.
- Lynbrook North Middle School Principal Sean Fallon (far right) and students with a basket of donations to send to the American Red Cross.
- Lynbrook South Middle School Principal Caryn Blum (far left), English teacher Susan DeSena (far right) and students collected supplies for hurricane victims in Texas.
- West End Elementary School fifth-graders Chloe Brown (left) and Jojo Phillips (right) put a plan in place to help families in need.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook School District