Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 11, 2015
425 Spruce Avenue West Islip
New York 11795, United States
Gold, silver and colored stars decorate the main hallway at West Islip’s Oquenock Elementary School, proudly bearing the names of the “shooting stars” who donated to a special cause that will gift a tricycle to a local child in need. Many children in the community have physical and cognitive impairments that limit their ability to easily play with their siblings and friends. Oquenock staff and families focused on Share the Voice, a nonprofit program working to enhance the lives of disabled children, in order to make a difference. The school’s goal was to raise $1,500 for the construction of a tricycle featuring the necessary accommodations. The Share the Voice fundraiser ran through the month of November, with the goal achieved in just three weeks. As a result, a West Islip child with disabilities will now have the opportunity to ride with their siblings and friends.
“What a beautiful gift to give a child – the ability to enjoy their natural environments and gain independence and confidence” said teacher Nicole Cagno-Angerame, the math adviser who suggested that Oquenock implement the program.
IMG_2142: Students at West Islip’s Oquenock Elementary School celebrated the successful Share the Voice fundraiser to provide a tricycle to a disabled child.
IMG_2143: Oquenock staff member Annmarie Schneider, kindergarten teacher Joanna Grimm, teacher and math adviser Nicole Cagno-Angerame, and Principal Jack
Maniscalco celebrated the successful Share the Voice fundraiser to provide a tricycle to a disabled child.
Photos by West Islip School District