Number of Participants: 9
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $304
Event Amount Raised: $900
Event Type: Animal Welfare
Date: March 10, 2020
580 Winthrop Ave
Bellmore, NY 11710
Student advisory council members at Winthrop Avenue School in Bellmore raised $900 during a fundraiser to assist Australian wildlife. Student Jack Ryan proposed raising money for the koalas and kangaroos whose habitats were damaged during Australia’s deadly fires.
Under the direction of advisers Debra Ammendola and Mary Beth Cammarata, SAC held a two-day fundraiser selling koala pencil grips. Students also volunteered to color a picture of a koala and to submit it to SAC with a dollar. All proceeds will benefit the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Ms. Ammendola said, “The entire community came together for this fundraiser. This is the perfect example of how one student, like Jack, can make a difference.”
Photo caption: Winthrop Avenue School student advisory council adviser Debra Ammendola, left, is pictured with council representatives and Jack Ryan, center, who raised money for the Australian Zoo Wildlife Hospital.
Photo courtesy of the Bellmore School District