Number of Participants: 37
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,251
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: November 6, 2015
28 Lincoln Street Riverhead
New York 11901, United States
Rocky Point Middle School and High School baseball teams are not only strong competitors on the field but are strong advocates for service within the community. As has become a tradition, the teams joined together this fall to volunteer at Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter. The teammates spent weeks preparing for their visit to the shelter, collecting items like hats, gloves, rain ponchos and baked homemade goodies like cookies, brownies and muffins. Additionally, they collected left over Halloween candy to make treat bags for the homeless and purchased over 50 gift cards to give as Thanksgiving and holiday gifts.
During their visit, students set up the shelter’s beds, set the dinning table and packed lunches for the next day. They spent a great deal of time at the shelter preparing the site for the homeless, making it look festive for the adults that just need a safe place to stay. The teams’ coaches noted that they have plans to return to volunteer again in March.
Photo Caption: Rocky Point Middle and High School baseball teams volunteered and donated goods to Maureen’s Haven Homeless Shelter.
Photo provided by the Rocky Point School District