Babylon Elementary Students Complete Community Service Project

Project helped benefit the Haven House Bridges, which help

Kim Gentile and Marie Poelker’s second-grade students from Babylon Elementary School participated in a community service project to benefit Haven House Bridges, a Long Island establishment that provides housing and support services to people in need.

Haven House Bridges provides housing, training and guidance to homeless families, single mothers and their young children, as well as individuals and families affected by illness. The shelter also includes a preschool.

To lend a handing help, Babylon students collected travel size toiletry items, such as toothpaste, soap, lotion and shampoo, and placed the items in individual bags for distribution.

“The children secured the bags closed with flowers they made during art class, along with handwritten notes with kind wishes for the families that received them,” Mrs. Poelker said of the project. “Thank you to the students, and also to the classroom aides and family members who were on hand to lend support.”


Team Dawg February 27, 2013 at 02:19 PM
When a community comes together to help others it proves that the power to make a difference lives within us all. When that effort is led by children it proves that there is a Team Dawg Everyday Hero within us all! Our children can be role models to their peers as well as to adults. Team Dawg recognizes and celebrates that fact! Thank you to all involved from the creators of Team Dawg!


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