Students, staff and families in the Valley Stream South school community took part in Family Service Day on November 16. Together they supplied over 50 boxes of food to families in need this Thanksgiving.
This special event is a long-running South holiday tradition. This year, it was organized through the efforts of Maritza Tuohy and Principal Matthew Swinson—along with the student club advisors and members. On November 15, members of South’s National Junior Honor Society worked together to organize food items donated by the South community. The next morning, volunteers from the school assembled and decorated the baskets for families prior to delivery.
“Family Service Day is a beloved tradition for South and a critical opportunity to do something special for those in need,” said Principal Matthew Swinson. “It teaches those involved the importance of community service, a major pillar of our school community.”