Number of Participants: 8
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Seniors
Date: January 28, 2022
Northport Middle School
Middleville Road, Northport
The Northport Middle School National Junior Honor Society recently organized a DVD drive for the residents at the Northport VA. Due to the ongoing pandemic, patients are not able to socialize much. When the honor society advisers Cheryl Gavin and Christine Carroll heard that residents had been given DVD players for their rooms but didn’t have many DVDs, they went into action.
The members of the Northport Middle School community donated more than 300 DVDs to the drive. National Junior Honor Society students organized and boxed all of the DVDs and loaded them into cars. Advisers will deliver them to a recreational therapist at the Northport VA on Jan. 28. The recreational therapist will then create a library for the residents to borrow DVDs for their viewing pleasure.
Supporting community service and selflessly doing for others is one of the messages the advisers hope to deliver to their members each year.
“The students enjoyed putting together the DVDs and are excited to know that they have now provided a source of enjoyment for the residents who are unable to get out and about due to COVID restrictions,’ shared adviser Cheryl Gavin.
The National Junior Honor Society has 75 student members; however, DVDs were donated by students, staff and families of the entire school.
Photo caption: Northport Middle School students collect and organize DVDs to send to the Northport VA residents.
Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District