Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 15, 2021
Students throughout the Seaford School District are showing their generosity this holiday season. With several community service initiatives, they are helping out others in need across Long Island.
Seaford Harbor Elementary School’s newly reconstituted Safety Patrol held its first charitable drive, collecting winter accessories for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless from Nov. 30 to Dec. 15. A donation box was placed in the lobby for gloves, hats and scarves.
“I’m glad to be a part of being able to donate these items to people less fortunate than me,” fifth grader Lyla Hanshe said. “It makes me happy to know that I’m making a difference.”
The student council at Seaford High School began its annual toy drive on Dec. 6. Officers will visit Head Start early childhood education centers in Hempstead and Westbury to fulfill wishes for approximately 190 kids. Each child will receive a toy, a book and various trinkets.
Additional toys will be provided to children at the MercyFirst home in Syosset while surplus toys from last year will be donated to Hope for Youth.
1: Seaford Harbor Elementary School’s Safety Patrol held a winter accessories drive for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.
2: Brooke Surace, student council president at Seaford High School, showed the large number of toys that had been donated through the first week of the annual holiday toy drive.
Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District