Through their collaborative efforts, the entire fourth grade at Bowling Green Elementary School in the East Meadow School District held a book drive that yielded more than 300 books for pediatric patients at Nassau University Medical Center.
Before the collection began, the students created flyers, delivered morning announcements and visited classrooms explaining the purpose of the drive, which was to collect gently used or new books for children at NUMC and their families.
Linda Walsh, the NUMC executive director for the NuHealth Foundation, visited the school on Feb. 17 to accept the numerous boxes of donations and thank the fourth-graders for improving the lives of patients with the gift of a good book.
Photo Caption: (Back row, from left) Bowling Green Elementary School Principal Maria Ciarametaro, fourth-grade teacher Carly Schardavoyne, Assistant Principal Amelia Garcia, and Linda Walsh, Nassau University Medical Center executive director for the NuHealth Foundation, commended fourth-graders (front row, from left) Lia Addeo, Joanna Del Veccio, Gina McCardell, Ava Giammitelli, Aleeza Sheikh, Daniel Greff and Elijah Richard for collecting more than 300 books for patients at NUMC.
Photo courtesy of the East Meadow School District