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Deer Park High Students Provide Gift Cards For Needy Families

Senior class collects more than $800 in donations.

Deer Park High School seniors collected donations to provide 22 local families with food gift cards for the winter holidays.
Deer Park High School seniors collected donations to provide 22 local families with food gift cards for the winter holidays.

The senior class at Deer Park High School collected more than $800 in donations this past Thanksgiving to provide 22 local families in need with gift cards to supermarkets, a welcome addition to the baskets prepared through the high school’s Thanksgiving food drive. 

The students’ conscientious efforts did not end with Thanksgiving, however. Funds were raised through a raffle donated by the seniors’ class adviser as well as via a friendly competition among the different senior classes The charitable work by the Class of 2014 enabled these families to receive additional food gift cards for the winter holidays.

Senior Jeremy Friend went above and beyond in collecting numerous donations from students, staff and community members. 

“We are extremely proud of this young man’s dedication and effort, and of the hard work by all of the students who helped,” school social worker Barbara Charity said of Jeremy. “Once again, the students at Deer Park High School exhibited their concern for their community and for families in need.”

Info and photo courtesy of Greg Fasolino/Syntax

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