Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Veterans & Military Families
Date: March 2, 2017
10 Newbury Road Port Washington
New York 11050, United States
First-graders at South Salem Elementary School in Port Washington participated in the Valentines for Veterans program. These young students spearheaded a schoolwide collection of various items for donation to veterans being cared for in area hospitals. They also created decorative boxes for their donations, as well as heartwarming Valentine’s Day messages to our nation’s heroes.
“Valentines for Veterans is a longstanding program that reminds our veterans that we will never forget all that they have sacrificed for our freedom and safety” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Mooney. “It also delivers a valuable lesson to students about the importance of showing gratitude and respect for those who have served.”
Photo caption: Salem Elementary School students display some of the items they collected for donation to veterans being cared for in local hospitals through the Valentines for Veterans program.
Photo courtesy of the Port Washington School District