Number of Participants: 1
Hours Donated: 25
Value of Time Served: $211
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: March 20, 2017
49 Lilac Road Westhampton Beach
New York 11978, United States
Westhampton Beach High School junior Grace O’Hare has collected more than 100 new, warm clothing items for Maureen’s Haven and the Family Service League through a fundraiser she initiated, called, “Baby It’s Cold Outside.” For the fundraiser, she asked fellow students to donate new sweatshirts, T-shirts, hats, socks, gloves and scarves and held bake sales to raise money to purchase other items.
O’Hare said she got the idea for the project after helping her mom with a toy drive for community members in need during the holiday season. “I felt that if they don’t have enough money for toys, then they don’t have enough for warm clothes either” she said. O’Hare, who is a member of her school’s Rotary/Interact Club, said she plans to continue the fundraiser next winter.
Photo Caption: Westhampton Beach High School junior Grace O’Hare collected warm clothing for community members in need this winter.
Photo courtesy of the Westhampton Beach School District