Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 11, 2020
Generosity Monday in the North Bellmore School District actually was the start of a week and a half of giving as a holiday toy drive began on Dec. 7 at the five elementary schools. New, unwrapped toys are being collected through Dec. 16, which will be donated to the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.
The goal of the spirit day initiative was to unite the district in a common act of charity, as the toys will benefit sick and underprivileged children across Long Island. Staff and students were encouraged to donate toys at collection centers in the lobby of every school. Fliers promoting the toy drive reminded everyone that “practicing generosity and kindness helps us to be our very best during the holiday season and always.”
1: Newbridge Road Elementary School students began donating toys on Dec. 7 for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation’s annual holiday toy drive.
2: Park Avenue Elementary School sixth graders, from left, Kaden DeLucia, Alexa Gomez, Natalia DeAngelo and Mustafa Kidwai showed some of the toys that were donated that filled up two tables just days after the toy drive began.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District