Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 22, 2017
350 Unqua Road Massapequa
New York 11758, United States
Students and staff at Unqua Elementary School in the Massapequa School District used their feet to achieve a feat – raising hundreds of dollars for Down Syndrome International.
The school marked World Down Syndrome Day on March 21 with a “Rock Our Socks” fundraiser. Children and adults were asked to wear funky socks to school and donate a dollar. The idea was brought to the school by the parent of an Unqua kindergartner with Down syndrome, who provided socks for the staff. The fundraiser was organized and promoted by the Student Council.
The purpose of “Rock Our Socks” was to raise money for a cause that benefits a child at the school, and to raise awareness about the challenges that people with Down syndrome face.
1: Unqua Elementary School kindergartners in Melissa Bruno’s class wore funky socks to school in support of their classmate, Fallon.
2: Fourth-graders showed off their socks which they wore in support of Down syndrome awareness.
Photos courtesy of Massapequa School District