Number of Participants: 3
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $507
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: March 5, 2019
Berner Middle School
Carman Mill Road, Massapequa
Looking for a philanthropic endeavor, sixth-graders at Berner Middle School in the Massapequa School District recently hosted a successful “Share the Glove” winter clothing drive.
Students and staff donated hundreds of cold weather items including earmuffs, gloves, hats, scarves and socks from Feb. 11 through March 1. Collection bins were set up outside the gymnasium. All items were sorted and given to The Inn in Hempstead, which helps the homeless and less-fortunate families on Long Island.
The collection was spearheaded by Class of 2025 officers President Joey Diesso, Vice President Matt Pettis, Secretary Savannah Harris and Treasurer Kenny Gein, along with their advisors, guidance counselors Victoria Maisano and Melissa Rollin. The students poster fliers around the school promoting the drive.
“This was about helping others,” Matt said. “You feel better when you give than when you receive stuff.”