Number of Participants: 10
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $845
Event Type: Poverty & Homelessness
Date: April 16, 2019
Socks happen to be one of the most desired items in homeless shelters, so Winthrop Avenue School’s student advisory council recently stepped up their leadership skills to collect 191 pairs of socks to make a dent in this need at The INN, a nonprofit organization that serves the hungry and homeless on Long Island.
Under the direction of MaryBeth Cammarata and Debra Ammendola, the student advisory council held a competition based on the 2019 World Series to encourage students and staff to donate socks. If students and staff thought the Mets would win, they donated black socks and white socks for those who are fans of the Yankees. More white socks than black were collected, so the school will have to wait to see if the Yankees will be this year’s winner, or even contestants.
Even if the Yankees and Mets don’t qualify for the World Series this year, the students had a goal in mind and stepped up to the plate through teamwork and synergy to make a difference in the lives of others.