Number of Participants: 200
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $1,690
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: February 10, 2022
Students throughout the North Bellmore School District are expressing their gratitude to some very important people – the men and women who have served their country. Through the Valentines for Veterans initiative, children made cards for active and retired members of the armed services.
At John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School, all classes were invited to participate in Valentines for Veterans. Hundreds of handmade cards, with personal messages of thanks, were presented to Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt, who then distributed them to veterans organizations.
“The veterans helped us and protected our country,” fifth grader Jacob Bennett said about why this project was important to him. “They deserve a card to show that we’re thankful.”
Park Avenue Elementary School kindergartners learned how they can do small acts to spread kindness to others, such as making a card for a veteran. On Feb. 7, children in Anne Griffin’s and Melissa Reime’s classes glued messages onto heart-shaped pieces of construction paper. Each student personalized it with drawings and stickers, and signed his or her name. The cards were given to the Bellmore Veteran’s Association.
1: Students at John G. Dinkelmeyer Elementary School participated in the Valentines for Veterans program.
2: Kindergartners at Park Avenue Elementary School learned how to spread kindness with their handmade cards for veterans.
3: Charles Mao put the finishing touches on his card.
4: Andrew Ganzi, left, Lilliana Arias and Temidayo Otuyemi were happy to spread some love to the men and women who served their country.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District