Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 20, 2017
NY, United States
Massapequa High School’s Key Club recently held a successful holiday toy drive, benefitting about 140 children at a local preschool. Students and staff at the school donated toys during a two-week period, which were then wrapped by members of the Key Club and delivered to the Amityville Head Start.
The Key Club is a service organization affiliated with the Massapequa Kiwanis Club. It has hosted the toy drive for more than a decade. Adviser Michael LaBella said students learn about the importance of doing for others through community-based projects.
“This is a time to be appreciative of what we have and to give back to the community,” said junior President Kayla Collins.
On Dec. 20, the Key Club visited Head Start to hand out gifts to the young girls and boys. Mr. LaBella dressed up like Santa Claus, and Key Club members sang Christmas carols.
1: Massapequa High School Key Club members collected toys for children at the Amityville Head Start preschool.
2: Key Club officers, from left, Samantha Carroll, Kayla Collins and Samantha Cupolo were busy wrapping presents.
Photos courtesy of Massapequa School District