Practicing their December month of kindness, Waverly Park Elementary School students recently gave back in a big way during the holiday season. Student council members conducted a boxed baked good food drive and a bracelet sale to support the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island, raising $300 for the organization.
With the donated boxed baked goods, the student council members took two trips to the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island on Dec. 12 and 19 to bake for the families and children as part of the organization’s “Little Hands Helping Little Hands” Baking Program. In addition, the students sold holiday snap bracelets during lunch periods to raise money for the families. Each bracelet was sold for $2, or $3 for two.
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island keeps families with sick children close to each other and provides the care and resources they need.
“It’s great to know that this money that is being raised is going towards a good cause,” said fifth-grader Jessica Cannizzaro.