Number of Participants: 40
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,352
Event Type: Environment
Date: December 11, 2019
NY 11777, USA
Members of the school district’s Leo Club annually conducts civic-minded endeavors – food drives, bake sales, “Blizzard Bags” for Meals on Wheels, and last year’s used eyeglass collections that were donated to the Lions Club International’s Recycle for Sight program. Last week, they combined their efforts with the district’s new fishing club and headed to Port Jeff’s East Beach for a cleanup.
The event was well regarded as a way to encourage more leadership roles in the community, sharing pride and responsibility as well as a greater understanding of local environmental issues.
“This was a wonderful collaboration between these two clubs,” Principal Mr. Eric Haruthunian said. “Not only are the students connecting with one another and sharing their interests, they are taking an initiative in caring for the greater community. We commend their efforts and thank the club advisers – Mr. Chalmers, Mrs. LaSita, Mr. Buehler and Mr. Gorniok – for coordinating this opportunity.”