Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $3,380
Event Type: Hunger
Date: March 2, 2017
21 Babylon Road Merrick
New York 11566, United States
As part of the graduating tradition, sixth-graders , Including student athletes, at Norman J. Levy Lakeside School in the Merrick School District made more than 2,000 sandwiches for the homeless during the school’s Sandwich-A-Thon on Feb. 17.
In the beginning of the year, the students were asked to bring in donations for the annual event, including bread, zip-close bags and gloves. Sixth-grader Victoria Rickert presented the flyer to the local Stop and Shop where her grandmother works, asking the store for any donations it could provide. The grocery store donated 200 loaves of bread, 24 cartons of chips and cookies, 84 cases of bottled water and enough cold cuts to foster more than 2,000 sandwiches. Additional donations were provided by local vendors, including hey!cookie bakery in Jericho, which donated more than 700 freshly baked cookies, and Bagel Plaza in Merrick, which provided an assortment of bagels for the cause.
On the day of the event, the entire sixth-grade class, along with teachers, administrators and parent volunteers, gathered at the school to assemble the sandwiches. Working in assembly lines, the students compiled meal boxes containing sandwiches, packages of cookies, chips and bottled water.
The sixth-grade faculty, who help organize the event each year, thanked the Class of 2017 for another successful Sandwich-A-Thon. “We are so tremendously proud of you for working together to help your community” sixth-grade teacher Sue Molloy said to the students. “Always remember that any act of kindness, no matter how small, can have a huge impact on the lives of others.”
1) The entire sixth-grade class at Norman J. Levy Lakeside School made sandwiches for the homeless during the annual Sandwich-A-Thon on Feb. 17.