Number of Participants: 17
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $575
Event Type: Humanitarian Service
Date: April 4, 2022
Cold Spring Harbor Jr. Sr. High School
Turkey Lane, Cold Spring Harbor
The Cold Spring Harbor High School cafeteria was overflowing with donations from students, staff and the community of items to be shipped in support of the Ukraine. The donation drive was organized in collaboration with the Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Queens which will be shipping all donations overseas.
There were numerous boxes and bags full of clothing, feminine hygiene products, diapers and baby needs, blankets, towels, first aid kits, hand and foot warmers and even coloring books and crayons. Pastor Mario Dacechen personally thanked the students for their extraordinary efforts to help others in need and for extending themselves above and beyond by sorting all the goods and labelling all the boxes.
“It allowed us to move the collections to the next level to expedite delivery to the warehouse, which ships to Ukrainian refugee camps in Poland,” said Pastor Dacechen.
In addition, North Shore Holiday House of Huntington heard of this effort, and they generously arranged for a number of boxes to be donated in support as well. It was a true community effort.
This humanitarian relief effort was spearheaded by CSH High School junior Lili Weissberg with the help of student government and advisers Myra Georgiou and Maria Segura. The Cold Spring Harbor Central School District thanks everyone for this amazing outpouring of support, which will be sent along with prayers and hope to so many in need during this time of crisis in the Ukraine.
Photo caption: Cold Spring Harbor High School students participated in a Ukraine Donation Drive spearheaded by CSH High School junior Lili Weissberg (center). A multitude of much needed items will be sent to Ukrainian refugee camps in Poland.
Photo courtesy of the Cold Spring Harbor Central School District