Number of Participants: 3
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $254
Event Type: Disaster & Emergency Services
Date: March 22, 2021
Seaford Middle School students wanted to do their part to say “thank you” to the men and women who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic, so they recently put together care packages for frontline workers and first responders.
The initiative was spearheaded by the Service Club, under the direction of advisers Amanda Smith and Julis Spellman. The club used funds from its budget to purchase items for the care packages such as candy and snacks, Chapstick, hand lotion, hand sanitizer and small toys. Eighth grader Ava O’Keefe said she and her fellow club members decided what items they wanted to include to brighten the day of those essential workers.
“It’s our way of saying that we care,” she said.
The Service Club put together more than 100 care packages. Each one also included a handwritten thank-you card and a message of appreciation on the bag. Care packages were distributed through family members of students and teachers who work as emergency medical technicians, firefighters, nurses and more.
“For me it was important to do this because it shows the frontline workers that we appreciate them,” sixth grader Mya Reeves said.
Photo caption: Seaford Middle School students, from left, sixth grader Mya Reeves, eighth grader Ava O’Keefe and seventh grader Alexa Cantore are member of the Service Club which recently put together care packages for frontline workers and first responders.
Photo courtesy of the Seaford School District