December 20, 2012 | 1142 views
Clear Stream students spread hope and cheer
This year’s slogan at Clear Stream Avenue School is “Clear Stream Cares.” Last Sunday, 11 students from the District 30 elementary school showed just how much they do care about others. They went to the Ronald McDonald House in New Hyde Park bearing gifts, but also spent a few hours baking cupcakes and cookies for the families staying there.
On Nov. 30, Clear Stream held a bake sale at school, raising $1,100. That money was used to purchase toys and gift cards, which were then delivered to the Ronald McDonald house by the students, Principal John Singleton and Student Council Advisors Diana Neiss and Christine Pope.
The Ronald McDonald House of Long Island provides a comfortable home away from home for families of seriously ill children staying in nearby hospitals.
Later this year, a brick will dedicated at the facility to mark the new partnership with the school, and students will return to barbecue for the families. “I am proud of the partnership that we have started with Ronald McDonald House,” Singleton said, “and I hope that our students continue to nurture their spirit of giving.”