Nayatt and Hampden Meadows schools in Barrington participated recently in an “Adopt a School” program to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy on Long Island NY.
Nayatt’s traditional “Giving Sleigh” was filled with toys, gifts and supplies that went to students of West Gates Elementary School in Lindenhurst, according to Kerry Payne of the Nayatt PTO.
At Hampden Meadows, school supplies, gift cards and many other necessities were collected to help the Harding School in the same town, Payne said.
“PTO volunteers from both schools packed up over 50 boxes filled with a wide range of items for the children,” she said.
“Through the generosity of the Cregan family company, Contractors Supply, coordinated with Mark Greene, and JSA, Jewelers Shipping and Westwood Cartage, the donations were delivered free of charge,” Payne said.
Amy Ames of the Heartworks good deeds organization in Barrington helped put both schools in touch with the Adopt a School program, Payne said.
“This was a wonderful effort by everyone in the Nayatt and Hampden Meadows communities and represents what the holiday season is all about, sharing our blessings,” she said.
Nayatt School is a Feinstein Leadership School that participates in the Feinstein good deeds program, Payne added.