Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 6
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: June 13, 2018
Harborfields Central School District
Fifth-graders at Thomas J. Lahey Elementary School in the Harborfields Central School District spent time creating goodie bags for Birthday Wishes, an organization that helps provide the joy of a birthday party for homeless children, on June 6.
In an effort to make a small difference in the lives of children who don’t have homes, students from Robyn Weber and Dr. Gervaise Jordan’s fifth-grade classes each brought in something fun to donate to help a child in need experience the joy of a birthday party. Each item brought was required to be enough for 24 goodie bags, and each group was made up of seven students. Within groups, students created an assembly line-like system, rotating bags around the desk and stuffing one of every item into each. The students had fun working together for this cause, and completed the task speedily.
“It’s a great organization that makes it really easy for anyone to get involved,” said Ms. Weber, “and it’s always important to teach kids how to give of themselves to others who aren’t as privileged as they are.”
Photos courtesy of the Harborfields Central School District