West End Gives Back This Holiday Season

West End Gives Back This Holiday Season Photo
The West End Elementary School community recently celebrated the season of giving by supporting in the Marine Toys for Tots program, which gives toys to children in need. Coordinated by third grade teacher Lisa Liguori, the school collected unwrapped toys and raised $417 for Mrs. Liguori to buy more toys to send to the Toys for Tots organization. 

To raise money, Principal Dr. Cindy Lee suggested having two “dress down” days for staff. Those that wore West End attire or colors (red and white) or Lynbrook colors (green and gold) donated $5 or more towards the cause, with many showing their generosity and giving more.

“’To whom much is given, much is expected,’ is my favorite quote,” said Mrs. Liguori. “I’ve been so fortunate in my life, and it feels great to make others happy. I got involved in the Marine Toys for Tots program years ago because they distribute toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The program was founded in 1947, so they have a long record of helping the needy.”