Maspeth Students Give It Their All

Members of the I.S. 73 Builders Club in Maspeth embarked on a host of community service projects that culminated just before the holiday recess last month. In Photo 1, an Intergenerational Sewing Club-which included I.S. 73 students and seniors from the Maspeth Self-Help Center-created handmade dolls that were sent to St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital Palliative Care Clinic in Bayside. Students are shown in Photo 2 counting the proceeds of the school’s “Pennies for Patients” drive to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. According to Builders Club Advisor Harriet Kliegman, the school contributed $1,116. In honor of National Make a Difference Day (Photo 3), students delivered “baskets of hope” containing personal hygiene items and other goods to the shelter “Women Helping Women” and the Saratoga Family Inn. Students are shown in Photo 4 clipping coupons to benefit seniors at the Maspeth Self-Help Center. The youngsters in Photo 5 delivered various party favors to the Self-Help Center for its holiday party, while students in Photo 6 participated in the District 24 toy drive benefiting families living in homeless shelters.

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