Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $85
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: December 19, 2017
Tamarac Elementary School
Spence Avenue, Holtsville
Tamarac Elementary School students in Deborah Allocca’s fifth-grade class in the Sachem Central School District acquired a creative new skill as part of a community service project to help a family in need during the holiday season.
Each year, students in Mrs. Allocca’s class give up their recess period to learn the art of knitting. Students work independently as they knit one square each that is then combined to form a large, multicolored blanket to be donated to a family in need. Students excelled as they surpassed their original one-square goal, knitting multiple squares each. Eventually they incorporated multicolored designs into their squares.
The blanket will be donated to a family adopted by Mrs. Allocca’s class, along with various other clothing items and toys for the holiday season.
Knitting1: Tamarac Elementary students in Deborah Allocca’s fifth-grade class showed off their completed blanket.
Knitting2: Fifth-grade Tamarac Elementary students worked to knit a blanket for a family in need.
Photos courtesy of the Sachem Central School District