Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Justice & Legal
Date: November 29, 2022
Northside Elementary School
Pelican Road, Levittown
For the past three years, Northside Elementary School in the Levittown Public School District has participated in “Cards for Cops,” a holiday program that distributes cards to police officers all over Long Island. To date, Northside has made 1,035 cards for local officers.
The program, which is coordinated by Beyond the Badge New York, connects schools with their local law enforcement agencies to spread some love and cheer during the holiday season. Through students’ participation in the program, positive relationships with local law enforcement officers starts early from pre-school. Students and staff hope a card from a child can lift an officer’s spirit this holiday season, and the kind words found within will remind the officers that they have the school’s support.
Each year that Northside has participated in the program, amazing feedback from police officers who receive the cards was received. They have expressed their thanks for the many children who love to put smiles on their faces.
Photo caption: Students in Ms. Tintle and Mrs. Carpentier’s third grade and kindergarten classes created cards to thank local police officers.
Photo courtesy of Levittown Public Schools