Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: February 23, 2021
While the students at the Lindenhurst Union Free School District compiled a list of good deeds done for Kindness Week, others compiled letters of gratitude for members of the community.
At Daniel Street Elementary School, students created cards for the local health care workers at Good Samaritan, Southside, and Montefiore hospitals. Fifth-grade students in Laura Colosa’s class decided to send their messages to essential health care workers directly related to their classmates. This included cards for the father, aunt, and uncle of student Nick Rueb. Their efforts and research are helping to make the world a healthier and safer place for everyone.
Third-grade students in Stacey Bressi’s class at William Rall Elementary School heard that there was a class of first-grade students at the North Ridge Primary School in Commack who were disappointed to learn that their annual Valentine’s Day Party was canceled due to the pandemic. The William Rall students wrote friendly letters to the class in hopes of cheering them up. “We didn’t want any kids to feel sad, especially on a holiday,” said third-grader Amelia Stankiewicz.
The idea of spreading joy through writing was also shared by the National Junior Honor Society students at Lindenhurst Middle School who recently started a “letter drive,” in which they, along with other students, aides, and teachers wrote letters to some of the elderly members of the community, who may be feeling alone and down during these difficult times.
1: From left, Daniel Street Elementary School students Nick Reub, Noah Witherspoon and Victoria Stepczyk shared some of the class messages sent to local essential health care workers.
2: Third grade students in Stacey Bressi’s class at William Rall Elementary School wrote friendly letters to a first grade class in Commack to cheer them up.
3: From left, Lindenhurst Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society eighth graders Maggie Stavrinadis and Isabella Swystun shared some cards and letters that were created for elderly members of the community.
Photos courtesy of the Lindenhurst Union Free School District