Number of Participants: 25
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $211
Event Amount Raised: $100
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: May 17, 2021
Lynbrook students and staff from West End Elementary School recently gave back to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The teachers pitched in on a dress-down fundraiser in March which resulted in the school’s student council raising approximately $100. Led by advisers Heather LaBarbera and Melissa Kulikowsky, student council members utilized the proceeds from the day to create three care packages for the families at the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park based on the charity’s list of needs.
The students decorated each care package with stickers and filled each box with homemade cards, a coloring book, bubbles, laundry detergent, tooth brushes and toothpaste, floss, soap, shampoo and conditioner, dish soap, sponges and tissues. LaBarbera and Kulikowsky dropped off the care packages at the Ronald McDonald House and as a thank you, the Ronald McDonald House gave students their own bracelets for them to show off their support for the amazing charity.
Afterwards, the student council members met virtually with a representative of the Ronald McDonald Charities, Jovann Dixon. The students learned about how their efforts made a difference to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. Dixon shared that she was able to hand a care package off that very day to a family ready to go home and they were all set to restart thanks to the student council’s generosity.
1) West End Student Council members (L-R) Emily Varol, Rewaa Berbas, Zoe Varol and Karen Benitez filled one of the care packages up.
2) West End Student Council members (L-R) Christopher Shields, Leo Krokoff and Benjamin Dichter organized their care package for the Ronald McDonald House.
3) West End Student Council members (L-R) Maeve Morrissey, Shaylyn Boyle and Isabella Ruiz added items such as a coloring book to their care package.
4) Members of the West End Student Council in Lynbrook raised approximately $100 and created three care packages to support families at the Ronald McDonald House.
5) West End Student Council members spoke with Jovann Dixon (top right) from the Ronald McDonald Charities via Cisco Webex and showed off their bracelets.
Photos courtesy of the Lynbrook Public Schools