Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $8,450
Event Type: Hunger
Date: November 17, 2022
Birch Lane Elementary School
Birch Lane, Massapequa Park
After 10 days of collecting, six large boxes were filled in the lobby at Birch Lane Elementary School in the Massapequa School District, with donations benefitting veterans.
The student council partnered with Island Harvest for the Operation Hope care package drive. All donations are distributed to veterans and military families on Long Island. Students in each grade level were asked to donate specific body care items, toiletries, household cleaning supplies and nonperishable food.
Adviser Kelsey Downey noted that by asking each grade to bring certain items, it’s ensured the school would collect a variety of needed items for the care packages. Student council members helped to promote the drive, which ran from Nov. 1 to 10, to set the collection up for success.
Photo caption: Birch Lane Elementary School’s student council hosted an Operation Hope care package drive to support veteran and military families.
Photo courtesy of the Massapequa School District