Placemats Help Brighten Mealtime

Feb 16, 2010

The Marine Park Builders ClubThe Marine Park Builders Club has not let the recent crisis in Haiti deter them from continuing to help those who are hungry and in need right here in our own backyard.

After the club took part in the recent school wide pajama day (which helped to raise over $1,500 for UNICEF’s work in Haiti), they quickly got back to work helping to brighten mealtime for thousands of hungry New Yorkers. Since last year, the club has been creating cards that go with the fare Meals on Wheels provides for hungry New Yorkers.

Club members recently decided to create placemats that go with the hundreds of cards they’ve created since last year. The placemats were created using materials obtained by faculty coordinator Regina Kieran through Donorschoose.org. DonorsChoose.org is an organization many teachers use to supplement their classroom supplies during these tough economic times.

The students drew colorful messages onto paper placemats and then laminated each placemat for durability. The club members are hoping to send out several more batches of placemats and cards to this worthy organization before the school year ends. In addition to helping Meals on Wheels, the Marine Park Builders Club is currently holding its first annual Souper Bowl to benefit City Harvest and plans to continue serving the community through its upcoming service events.

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