Creating Kits for Vets

Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen’s Wheeler Avenue Elementary School Student Council recently teamed up with former teacher and math coach, John Frias, to collect everyday items for local veterans. Frias now works with the nonprofit organization Battlefield Disciples that strives to meet the needs of service members and their families through the creation of these essential kits.

Students created kits with socks, toothpaste, soap, shaving cream and many more items which will be donated to needy and homeless veterans at Nassau County’s Annual Veteran Stand Down events. The District emphasizes community engagement for its students and participating in events like these provides an opportunity for the kids to connect with individuals outside the school setting while harnessing their teamwork skills.