Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $169
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: March 31, 2016
320 Fletcher Avenue Valley Stream
New York 11580, United States
Eighth-grade students in Frances Howell’s class at Valley Stream Memorial Junior High School participated in a community service activity at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, located in Valley Stream. They filled Easter baskets that were distributed to local families just in time for the holiday.
This initiative supported the school’s service learning efforts. The students had a greater appreciation of their task once they understood they were helping put a smile on other children’s faces.
After the visit, they reflected on the experience. Among the lessons students learned were, “that helping people in need is the most important thing we can do” “that it’s nice to give back to the community” “That it is important to help other people and when you help, it will make other people feel very happy.”
Photo Caption: Frances Howell’s eighth grade class from Memorial Junior High School visited the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, where they filled Easter baskets for local families.
Photo courtesy of the Valley Stream Central High School District