Donation boxes have been filled to the top with toys and books at Saw Mill Road Elementary School in the North Bellmore School District, and those items will be sent hundreds of miles away.
The student council hosted a holiday toy and book drive to benefit families that were affected by Hurricane Ida, which impacted Louisiana and several eastern states last August. Students were asked to donate new, unwrapped toys and books to the cause from Nov. 22 through Dec. 3.
Sixth grader Aidan Fitzpatrick noted that Saw Mill is a large school, and if everyone gave one item, it could make a big difference.
“A lot of people out there are in need,” said Josh Sat.
Added Jada Jennings, “A lot of kids don’t have the privilege of getting new toys from their parents so it’s good to give back to them.”
Photo caption: Saw Mill Road Elementary School student council members, from left, Jada Jennings Josh Sat, Liam Nawrocki, Madison Argentina and Aidan Fitzpatrick showed some of the new toys that were donated to help families impacted by Hurricane Ida.
Photo courtesy of the North Bellmore School District