Number of Participants: 15
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $1,268
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: April 15, 2016
900 Udall Road West Islip
New York 11795, United States
For their spring service project, the student council of West Islip’s Udall Road Middle School , whcih includes student athletes, conducted a schoolwide March candy drive for children with cerebral palsy, complete with weekly raffles and free prizes to reward those students who participated in the initiative.
After school, guided by co-advisers Pamela Diorio and Kristine Hagens, members of the council constructed 80 Easter baskets for donation to the United Cerebral Palsy Center in Commack. The 25 students, accompanied by the Easter Bunny, handed out the baskets to all of the 80 children at this center, where they were welcomed with open arms.
“To see the excitement of the center’s kids as they met Mr. Bunny and received such festive handmade baskets was quite profound for the students of Udall to experience” said Principal Daniel Marquardt. “The experience was unforgettable for all involved and the council was invited to return again next year.”
While visiting the center, the middle schoolers also were involved with music classes and instruction, visiting every classroom during their stay. “We are thankful to have this opportunity for our students to actually see where all of their hard work and efforts are going” said Diorio.
IMG_8955: (From left) Udall Road Middle School teacher Pamela Diorio; student council members James Sladky, Kieran Farrell, Thomas Stueber, Kristina Veiga, Alyssa Collins, Victoria Delgado, Tobias Wefering and Alex Veiga, teacher Kristine Hagens; student council members Alexa Nielsen, Anthony Riviezzo, Christopher Frase, Tyler Pace, Lana Robles, Matthew Stueber, Joel Adames and Jason Greene.
Photo courtesy of the West Islip School District