Warming the Winter for Others

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With record low temperatures blanketing much of the country, Academy Street Elementary School students are working to ensure local neighbors have a warm coat to wear this winter. During a two-week coat drive, organized by the schools fifth-grade Peer Leaders Club, faculty and staff members collected hundreds of gently used coats for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters charity. To help promote the chartable drive, the students created colorful posters and marketed the event throughout the school building. This event is held at the school each January and proceeds are donated to the local charity to assist Long Island families.