Number of Participants: 18
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $608
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: December 16, 2021
The social responsibility of corporations is an important message in the Business Management class at Wantagh Middle School, and students recently put this lesson into practice with a pair of community service activities.
Teacher Nancy O’Connor said eighth graders in the elective course learn different ways in which businesses can give back to their communities. The class is essentially a business, as students run the school store. With the holidays approaching, it was a good time for them to perform some acts of service.
Eighth graders made no-sew fleece blankets for the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park, which provides families with a place to stay and other services while a child is being treated for cancer at New York area hospitals. They also helped out a charity right in their own community, collecting toys and games for the Wantagh-based John Theissen Children’s Foundation, which is in the midst of its annual holiday toy drive.
1: Students in the Business Management Class at Wantagh Middle School collected toys and games for the John Theissen Children’s Foundation.
2: Eighth graders made fleece blankets with inspirational messages for families at the Ronald McDonald House.
Photos courtesy of the Wantagh School District