Thursday, 21 November 2013 00:00
Students in all grade levels at South Woods Middle School in Syosset took part in an annual walk-a-thon on Oct. 31 to raise money for the INN (Interfaith Nutrition Network), dedicated to serving hungry and homeless Long Islanders.
Dressed in costumes for Halloween, nearly 800 students made their way around the school’s track to raise a total of $4,353.50.
Prior to the walk, representatives from the INN visited sixth-graders to talk about their work and show students the data associated with hunger and homelessness in our area.
Seventh- and eighth-graders were also shown short videos from the organization that highlighted their work.
The South Woods CARES (Compassion, Awareness, Respect, Empathy and Service) committee has chosen to focus on local hunger and homelessness for their yearlong charitable efforts.
The walk is only one of many activities that take place during the year to raise money and emphasize the pillars of CARES in a service-oriented setting.
—South Woods Elementary