Number of Participants: 3
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $101
Event Amount Raised: $60
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 27, 2019
NY 11563, USA
Waverly Park Elementary School students and staff from the Lynbrook Public Schools celebrated the season of giving with a kindness tree throughout the month of December. Facilitated by the school’s student council, students and staff were encouraged to purchase a paper ornament for $1 each to decorate the kindness tree in the school’s lobby.
Prior to the ornament sale, student council members wrote kind messages and words of encouragement on the paper ornaments so students and staff could pick the ornament that they loved. Once purchased, the ornament recipients put their names on it and placed it on the tree. Together, the student council raised $60 through their kindness tree initiative to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island.
In addition to raising money, student council members visited the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to bake for guests using baked goods generously donated by Waverly Park families.
Photo caption: Fifth grade student council representatives, Asher Abir (left), Madison Hoffman (middle) and Skylar Wolkoff with Waverly Park Elementary School’s kindness tree.
Photo courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools