Valley Stream, NEW YORK (December, 2021) — Members of the Valley Stream North High School club Spartans Taking On Problems, or S.T.O.P., joined forces to adopt a family in need this holiday season through the nonprofit Bethany House.
Bethany House is a local charity that provides homeless women and their children transitional housing as well as the tools to put them on the path to self-sufficiency. This holiday season, student members of the S.T.O.P. Club used funds from their fall faculty plant sale to purchase presents, wrap them, and make cards for a family of five at Bethany House.
North’s S.T.O.P. Club seeks to support underserved groups and individuals in the North community and beyond. In addition to Bethany House, S.T.O.P. partners with other organizations such as Sunrise Assisted Living and Operation Underground Railroad. Additional efforts by the club include preparing and serving meals, creating and sending birthday cards, packing birthday bags, creating videos to raise awareness, adopting families in the local community, and collaborating with other clubs at school-wide events.
“I feel lucky to have such a wonderful and dedicated group of young people who are always looking for ways to make the community and world a better place!” Club Advisor Catherine Modzelewski said. “I follow their lead and help them see their ideas become actions.”
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Date Added: 1/20/2022