Looking for a philanthropic endeavor, sixth-graders at Berner Middle School recently hosted a successful “Share the Glove” winter clothing drive.
Students and staff donated hundreds of cold weather items including earmuffs, gloves, hats, scarves and socks from Feb. 11 through March 1. Collection bins were set up outside the gymnasium. All items were sorted and given to The Inn in Hempstead, which helps the homeless and less-fortunate families on Long Island.
The collection was spearheaded by Class of 2025 officers President Joey D., Vice President Matt P., Secretary Savannah H. and Treasurer Kenny G., along with their advisors, guidance counselors Victoria Maisano and Melissa Rollin. The students poster fliers around the school promoting the drive.
“This was about helping others,” Matt said. “You feel better when you give than when you receive stuff.”