Student council members from Waverly Park Elementary School recently raised $500 for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island to fill its Amazon Wish List during the holiday season. The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island provides support and a home away from home for families with children battling illnesses while they receive the treatment they need.
Prior to the district’s holiday recess, the student council members created Kindness Grams or cards with holiday pencils attached. They decorated each Kindness Gram to make them original and sold them for $2 each to the school community. Those who were interested in receiving a Kindness Gram filled out a purchase ticket which was then dropped in a box in the school lobby. Remote students participated in the initiative as well by emailing their Kindness Gram order form to student council co-adviser Shari Bowes.
The holiday service project allowed the school to come together to support a worthy cause and was a great way for the Waverly Park Student Council to spread holiday cheer.