Number of Participants: 4
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $135
Event Amount Raised: $365
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 28, 2020
NY 11777, USA
Members of the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School’s Interact Club continue to be mindful of the projects they embrace, and their most recent one will help someone 7,300 miles away from Port Jefferson.
The students hosted a movie screening at the elementary school and raised money that was presented to Hope Children’s Fund, an organization that supports children at the Hope Children’s Fund Home in Meru, Kenya. The $365 that they contributed will provide for the basic needs of food, clothing, shelter and medical care of one child for one year.
“This is something that our club hopes to continue supporting in the future through various fundraising activities,” club adviser Deirdre Filippi said of the students who share a passion for both community service and friendship.
1: Members of the Earl L. Vandermeulen High School Interact Club are pictured with Larry Hohler (5th from left) and Ed Hyshiver (fourth from right), who represent Hope Children’s Fund.
2: Earl L. Vandermeulen High School senior Mattea Rabeno, who is co-president of the school’s Interact Club, presented a donation to Larry Hohler of Hope Children’s Fund.
Photos courtesy of the Port Jefferson School District