Lending a Helping Hand

Bayport-Blue Point High School students and staff members helped make the holiday seasons a little brighter for Long Island families thanks to several community service projects this December.

The school’s student council coordinated a pajama and book drive for the Bay Area Head Start Program. Teaming up with the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need, the school was able to assist the 136 children at the facility. During the two-week drive, the student council collected approximately 180 pairs of pajamas, more than 150 books and an $80 donation from teacher’s aides, assistants and other faculty members to supplement the clothing donation. It was the group’s hope that the donation, when paired with the age-appropriate book donations, would help to provide a warm and welcoming nighttime routine for these families.

Additionally, the school’s National Honor Society coordinated a “Thanks for Giving” hygiene drive for the homeless. The school collected close to 300 products, which were donated to the Department of Social Services before the holiday break.