The Season of Giving

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In the spirit of giving and supporting others in the community and the world at large, the Student Advisory Council at Bellmore’s Charles A. Reinhard Early Childhood Center sponsored two fundraisers for the month of November.

As they do every year, the students participated in the Neighborhood Cleaner’s Association and Assemblyman David McDonough’s “Coats for Kids” campaign. The SAC collected new and gently used coats for children and adults, which are to be cleaned and distributed to those in need by the association and McDonough.

Following the devastation in the Philippines caused by Typhoon Haiyan, students sponsored a “pajama day” on Nov. 22. Students and staff donated $1 each to wear a pajama top or bottom, or to bring in a favorite stuffed animal. The money raised was donated to Oxfam America: Relief and Recovery Fund, which gives 100 percent of all donations to those in need.