Fourth-graders at Patti Dieck’s class at Park Avenue Memorial Elementary School in the Amityville Union Free School District participated in the Feed the Need fundraiser. The initiative was started by a student in the neighboring Copiague School District. Hot meals are delivered to the homeless on Sundays. Ms. Dieck’s students donated their character bucks, which they earned for good behavior. Instead, of shopping for themselves at the school store, the students traded in their “bucks” for real dollars which they donated to the cause and raised enough to provide 38 hot meals for those in need.
Photo courtesy of Amityville Union Free School District