Students in Denise Phillips’ sixth grade class in Valley Stream Union Free School District Thirteen’s James A. Dever Elementary School recently hosted a food drive and donated all collected items to Island Harvest—a Long Island food bank. The students all made non-perishable contributions to the food drive including canned beans, peanut butter, canned tuna, rice and pasta.
Following an informative assembly presented by an Island Harvest representative, Ms. Phillips’ class was inspired to also fundraise for the food bank. Students donated spare change and after two weeks collected $35, which was matched by their teacher. The class sent a letter and a check to Island Harvest expressing thanks for all the great work they do across Long Island.
The District continues to offer students opportunities to give back to their communities and experience the positive impact that small acts of kindness can have on others.