Number of Participants: 30
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: February 14, 2019
Manor Elementary School
Washington Avenue, Seaford
Seaford Manor Elementary School students have been in a charitable mood lately, and there is no end in sight to their giving spirit.
The fifth-grade classes came together to host a coat drive for the Long Island Council of Churches, based in Freeport. During the weeklong collection, they received 100 coats, 34 hats, 17 scarves, 26 gloves and 37 sweatshirts. The idea came from student Camryn Umhafer, who said she wanted to do a project with her classmates to help the homeless.
Students made posters to hang around the school to promote the drive. Verity Lines moving company donated two wardrobe boxes to collect the clothing.
During the first week of February, the reading department hosted a book and e-reader collection for The Book Fairies. Students donated hundreds of new and gently used books for readers of all ages. The items are distributed to high-poverty schools and organization across the New York metropolitan area.
In March, the school will partner with Assemblyman David McDonough for the annual Baxter Pet Pantry pet food drive. From March 4 to 18, students will collect unopened bags of cat and dog food, canned food, kitty litter, treats and new pet toys. Items for ferrets, fish, hamsters and other common family pets are also accepted.
Additionally, all students in third, fourth and fifth graders will submit essays based on the theme, “What animal kindness means to me.” The children will be able to include photos and information about their own family pets.