Fifth grade students in Dickinson Avenue Elementary School’s leadership
club have regularly given up their recess to count envelopes of
change for Stony Brook Children’s Hospital’s Change for Children
Over the course of two weeks, the “DAS Ambassadors of Leadership”
visited classrooms to ask students, teachers and staff for monetary
donations for the hospital’s child life services program, which looks to
make children’s stay in the hospital more comfortable. The students
collected nearly $500, which will help the hospital provide children
with toys, arts and crafts, books and other fun activities, like visits
from therapy dogs and clowns.
In past months, the club’s 22 ambassadors collected Halloween costumes
for Helping Hand Rescue Mission in Huntington Station and coats for Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.