“Kids Connect” For Hurricane Recovery
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In response to the losses sustained by so many Long Island families, Green Vale School students in grades K to 9 collected, sorted and packed thousands of items needed by local organizations to assist those recovering from Hurricane Sandy. The “Kids Connect” service project entailed a two-week collection drive by each grade, by category, including toiletries, diapers and formula, school supplies, paper products, hats, gloves and baby clothing, canned food, blankets and pet food.
Students in grades 4 to 9 worked with their younger buddies in grades K to 3 to pack baskets, duffel bags and boxes after school on Friday, November 30. They also created greeting cards and messages of encouragement to go with the needed items to be distributed by the Salvation Army, North Shore Sheltering Program, SCO Family Services, the INN and the North Shore Animal League.
Math teacher Cathy Iannotta and students who helped pack the Salvation Army truck.
Sorting and packing stations at Green Vale School gym used to supply five local charities helping hurricane victims.
More diapers to pack up!
Making greeting cards to go with donations.
Each duffel bag for SCO Family Services contained a blanket, toiletries, school supplies, baby clothes, hats and gloves, toys and books.
Headmaster Stephen Watters helps students sort socks for packing.
Fourth grade teacher Valerie Field and students sort socks, blankets, pajamas and diapers.