Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: April 18, 2019
Saw Mill Road Elementary School
Community service is a way of life for first graders in Michelle Mittler’s class at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District. Students recently put together treat bags for children at Cohen’s Children’s Hospital.
Teachers and parents donated fruit snacks and candy. The students were then enlisted to fill spring-themed bags with 10 treats each. They even put together several peanut-free treat packages. Ms. Mittler said there were enough donations to fill about 150 bags to benefit children undergoing medical treatment.
Earlier in the year, her class hosted a successful holiday toy drive, which resulted in the collection about 100 toys for Cohen’s.
“We learn about the importance of helping others who are less fortunate than us,” Ms. Mittler said. “‘Pay it forward’ is our motto in here. My students love being a part of anything that involves helping other children.”
1: Saw Mill Road Elementary School teacher Michelle Mittler and her first grade students, from left, Paige Beyers, Owen Sullivan, Joseph Kraus, Brynn Gaskowitz and Marco Rogowski put together spring treat bags for children at Cohen’s Children’s Hospital.
2: First-graders were enthusiastic about filling bags with fruit snacks and candy to benefit other children.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District