West End Students Celebrate the Season of Giving

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Throughout December, members of the West End Elementary School Student Council facilitated their annual toy drive with the help of advisors Lori Gus and Jacqueline McDougal. The students collected more than 150 toys and generously received toy donations from the Lynbrook Police Department to support West End families in need this holiday season.

In addition, the student council collected approximately $600 from West End staff members. Third grader Sophia Goumennyi also raised money to support the toy drive from raking leaves. Due to her hard work and kindness, she received an honorary student council member T-shirt and a West End Champion bracelet. All the money that was raised during the toy drive was used to purchase some sports items such as basketballs and footballs, art kits, fuzzy blankets and pajamas. The money was also used to purchase gift certificates to a local pizza eatery. All donations were wrapped and distributed locally to West End families in need.