Number of Participants: 19
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $321
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: January 10, 2019
Fifth-graders at Waverly Park Elementary School in the Lynbrook Public Schools celebrated the values of Martin Luther King Jr. in honor of his day of rememberance this month and day of service. Students read about Dr. King in the most recent Scholastic News Magazine and completed service projects to help others, just as Dr. King did.
Students in Amy Garfinkel’s class collected 25 blankets to donate to Urban Pathways to be distributed to those in need at the Ivan Shapiro House. Students in Shari Bowe’s class also decided to give back with their own project. The class donated 26 journals with pens and pencils to the Mary Brennan Inn, a volunteer-based organization that supports the hungry and homeless across Long Island. To give residents the chance to love writing, the students created a cover for the journals titled, “Martin Luther King Jr. had a Dream…What is Your Dream?”