For the fifth consecutive year, the Copiague School District was the recipient of a back to school supply drive coordinated by the United Way and Make It Count foundations and subsequently facilitated locally by the Copiague Middle School Builders Club.
The supplies arrived in the district just in time for the start of the new school year and were unloaded, sorted and repackaged with the help of members of Builders Club, which is the junior version of the Key Club. This year’s supply boxes were once again filled with such items as crayons, notebooks, pens and pencils and backpacks.
“We are pleased to be able to participate in the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus event each year,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon. “It provides the members of Copiague Middle School’s Builders Club with an opportunity to take part in a service learning project, and at the same time provides school supplies for children who need them.”
Representatives from the United Way and Make It Count foundations were also on hand to help volunteers unload the helpful donations.
The Middle School Builders Club, along with local volunteers, helped to unload the school bus full of supplies.
Members of the Copiague Middle School Builders Club with adviser Maria Ostrofsky.
Photo courtesy of the Copiague School District