Number of Participants: 5
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Amount Raised: $250
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: December 14, 2016
1100 Dixon Avenue Copiague
New York 11726, United States
Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s SOUL (Humanities) Club and Ecology Club (which include student athletes) are saving the planet and raising money at the same time. Since the start of the 2016-2017 school year, students in the two clubs have been collecting bottles and cans from recycle bins placed in various classrooms throughout the building. Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School science teacher Christopher Coppelli spearheaded the effort.
With more than 40 classrooms participating in the initiative, the Trash for Cash Recycling Program yielded $250. The clubs presented two $125 Target gift cards to Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School social worker Alison Stritzl to help economically disadvantaged students and their families this holiday season.
Photo Caption: Through a bottle/can recycling initiative, students in Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School’s SOUL (Humanities) Club and Ecology Club raised $250 for those in need this holiday season.
Photo courtesy of Copiague School District