Lynbrook High School students were able to put together a trifecta of efforts to help their local communities last month.
The school's Leadership/Key Club sponsored its annual canned food drive to benefit the food pantries at the Hewlett-East Rockaway Jewish Center and Our Lady of Peace Church in Lynbrook.
Then, on Nov. 21, the club also sponsored a “Costumes for Sandy Day.” Students were invited to wear costumes to school. Each student who dressed up was asked to contribute a donation to the club’s Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Completing a trio of holiday community service events, the club also ran a blood drive on the same day. This event helped to replenish local blood banks in time for the holiday season, when demand tends to be high and supplies are typically low.
While the Leadership/Key Club was collecting canned foods, the Lynbrook High School PTA sponsored a hot food drive to benefit the Mary Brennan INN. Participants were asked to bring in homemade holiday dishes to be served at the INN’s annual Thanksgiving dinner.
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