Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $4,225
Event Amount Raised: $5,688
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: January 4, 2017
199 Pittsburgh Avenue Massapequa
New York 11758, United States
Lockhart Elementary School in the Massapequa School District continued its long-standing partnership with the Make-A-Wish Foundation by donating more than $5,000 to the local chapter to fulfill a child’s wish.
The fundraising effort began with a walkathon in November, led by sixth-grade teacher and Student Council adviser Don Bresnihan. It culminated with the Make-A-Wish Holiday Concert on Dec. 23, with the band, orchestra and chorus performing an array of holiday music before ending with a group singalong.
After the concert, students returned to their classrooms to vote on which child’s wish they would like to support. They chose to assist 11-year-old Sean, who is battling cancer and wants to have a big party.
Gail Monaco, representing the local Make-A-Wish chapter, was on hand to receive a check for $5,688, raised by Lockhart students and staff. She spoke about the organization’s work and presented the school with a commemorative plaque to mark the 28th year of the partnership. “This is an incredible amount of money raised by our little school community” said Principal Stephen Scarallo. “To help grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition, and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy, is what motivates and inspires the students at Lockhart Elementary School.”
Photo Caption: Gail Monaco, second from right, from the local Make-A-Wish Foundation, received a donation from Lockhart Elementary School represented by Student Council adviser Don Bresnihan, left, Principal Stephen Scarallo and students Briana Neary and Lyla Cartafalsa.
Photo courtesy of Massapequa School District