Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: March 25, 2022
The Merrick Avenue Middle School Wellness Center worked with the PAWS Club to host a Walk-A-Thon and Drive for the Town of Hempstead Animal Shelter on March 21.
“Students participated in a donation sorting event and walked the track in support of furry friends from the shelter,” explained school psychologist Dr. Kristine McKiernan. “The drive was very successful and collected a surplus or much needed materials.”
PAWS Club adviser/English teacher Renee Molinaro and school counselor Mark Gross also assisted at the event, which was held on the school’s tennis courts and track.
- PAWS Club members Emma O’Reilly and Julia Dromm sorted pet supplies outside of MAMS on March 21.
- Patrick Keane and Brandon Bedoya sorted pet supplies outside of MAMS on March 21.
- Students organized items into boxes of pet food and toys/supplies.
- Merrick Avenue Middle School psychologist Dr. Kristine McKiernan directed student volunteers on how to package donations up for the town animal shelter.
Photos courtesy of Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District