Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Humanitarian Service
Date: March 16, 2022
Southampton Elementary School
Pine Street, Southampton
Southampton Elementary School students are doing their part to help war-torn Ukraine through a collection drive.
The drive is being sponsored by the elementary Opening Act Rotary Club in collaboration with Southampton resident and parent Natalie Massa and her nonprofit dedicated to the cause. It kicked off with Tracey Koszalka’s kindergarten class coloring paper hearts with the colors of the Ukrainian flag to decorate collection boxes at the elementary school. The kindergartners colored the hearts while meeting with Massa, who is from Ukraine and has several family members and friends who have been affected by the war. Massa also spoke to the students in her daughter’s class about spreading support, love and kindness to the people of her country.
The Opening Act Rotary Club members, led by adviser Nick Epley, are collecting items — which include clothes, blankets, toys, diapers, toiletries and first aid supplies — at the school on an ongoing basis. All donations will be delivered to Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church and other local churches that are collecting and shipping to Ukraine.
Photo caption: Southampton Elementary School kindergartners created colorful artwork to decorate donation boxes for a collection drive to help Ukraine. The drive is being sponsored by the Southampton Elementary School Opening Act Rotary Club in collaboration with Southampton resident and parent Natalie Massa and her nonprofit dedicated to the cause.
Photo courtesy of the Southampton Union Free School District