Number of Participants: 28
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $946
Event Type: Hunger
Date: January 24, 2020
It’s been a busy January for student council members at Saw Mill Road Elementary School who have taken on a pair of charitable endeavors.
Leading up to the biggest sporting event of the year, the student council hosted its annual “Souper Bowl” by collecting canned goods for needy families. Donations from the three-week food drive, which runs until Jan. 31, will go to the Bellmore-Merrick Community Cupboard. Two donation boxes in the library represent the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs and NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers, so students could place their donation in the box of the team they think will win.
The student council is also sending warm wishes to troops overseas by participating in the Valentine’s for Veterans program. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade made personalized cards for active servicemen and women. The hundreds of cards made by Saw Mill students will go to Nassau County Legislator Tom McKevitt’s office to be sent to the troops in time for Valentine’s Day.
The student council is under the direction of Assistant Principal Jim O’Brien and teachers Danielle Leone and Melissa Mignoli.
1: Sixth grade members of Saw Mill Road Elementary School’s student council sorted donations for its annual “Souper Bowl” canned food drive.
2: Fourth and fifth grade student council representatives proudly shared the hundreds of cards that were made for the Valentine’s for Veterans program.
Photos courtesy of the North Bellmore School District