Number of Participants: 100
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Humanitarian Service
Date: March 14, 2022
Albert G. Prodell Middle School
Randall Road, Shoreham
In addition to the usual hub of activities at Albert G. Prodell Middle School library, students and staff have pumped up the Wildcats with Character initiative with this month’s theme of compassion.
Librarian Ann-Marie Kalin organized a collection of much-needed medical supplies, toiletries, small toys for children and more for people in Ukraine. Students also created notes of peace and hope written in the Ukrainian language. The initiative stemmed from Mrs. Kalin’s advisory students who became empowered by a Foreign Language Week postwar contest and, using Google Translate, translated the word “unity” into various languages. The students also crafted messages on care packages and to date have totaled more than six large boxes of items to be delivered to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead.
“The outpouring of care and love have spanned our entire building,” Mrs. Kalin said. “We are Prodell, a compassionate community.”
Photo Caption: Albert G. Prodell Middle School eighth grade boys create notes of peace.
Photo courtesy of the Shoreham-Wading River School District