Donations Make for Halloween Fun

Sylvan Avenue Elementary School students helped to make this year’s Halloween a magical one for those less fortunate by collecting hundreds of items during a schoolwide costume drive. The initiative, which was organized by the building’s fifth-grade peer leaders, benefited the Long Island Women’s Empowerment Homeless Shelter in Brentwood, which currently houses 250 children.

The peer leaders prepared for the drive by decorating the school’s hallways with colorful posters and creating a collection bin in the main lobby to hold the donations. The generosity of the school’s family and staff resulted in the donation of more than 100 items – including accessories such as magical wands and masks – to this worthy cause.