The Bellport High School Student Council, National Honor Society and the school’s life skills students have teamed up to provide support to Ukraine through a blue ribbon fundraising campaign and monthlong collection drive.
The effort kicked off on March 18 with students and staff wearing the colors of the Ukrainian flag to show support for the war-torn country. On the same day, life skills students began selling blue ribbons that they had made for $1 each. All of the funds collected will be donated directly to the American Red Cross to provide humanitarian aid to those impacted by the conflict.
Student Council and National Honor Society members, meanwhile, are leading a communitywide collection drive for medical supplies, socks baby supplies (including diapers and wipes), nonperishable food and clothing. All items will be delivered at the end of the month to St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Riverhead, which will ship the items directly to Ukraine.
Community members wishing to help in the effort can drop off items to collection boxes located in the main entrance of the school. Monetary donations can also be delivered to the main entrance in an envelope labeled “Ukraine Relief, Attention: Ellen Hoffman.” Please also include your name and address.
Photo caption: Bellport High School has kicked off a relief effort to aid Ukrainians.
Photos courtesy of the South Country Central School District