Number of Participants: 14
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $473
Event Amount Raised: $367
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: March 9, 2021
Throughout the month of February, members of West End Elementary School’s Student Council in the Lynbrook Public Schools raised $367 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities through their sale of $1 kindness grams. The kindness grams were displayed as a mural at the entrance of the school with student names on them and positive phrases such as “WHOOOOOO is proud to be KIND?,” “OWL Always be KIND!” and “It’s a real HOOT to be a West End CHAMPION!”
On March 4, the student council members, along with advisers Heather LaBarbera and Melissa Kulikowsky, had the honor of meeting with Devon Daniel, senior director of development for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, at their virtual student council meeting. Mr. Daniel explained the mission and purpose of the Ronald McDonald House Charities which strives to create, find and support programs to improve the health and well-being of sick children and their loved ones.
He also explained to the students how their donation will help keep the facilities clean, active and perfect for the families living there. After Mr. Daniel discussed the charities, the students acknowledged how amazing and kind it was. Mr. Daniel returned the praises by thanking the students for their generosity and kindness. It was an eye-opening experience for the West End Student Council who continue to make a difference not only in their school community, but for others beyond Lynbrook.
1) West End Student Council members spoke with Devon Daniel from the Ronald McDonald House Charities on March 4.
2) Fifth graders Eamon Haunss (left) and Benjamin Dichter showed off the mural of kindness grams.
3) Fourth graders Ryan Wulff (left) and Karen Benitez in front of the kindness gram mural.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools