The Eastchester Middle School Student Leadership Council helped make life a little easier for students whom they have never even met.
Under the supervision of Adam Chertok and Josephine Logan, they assisted EMS Assistant Principal Madelin LoBue’s efforts to provide school supplies to children attending an elementary school in a small town outside of the city of Santiago, Dominican Republic.
Over the spring break in April, LoBue presented pencil packs, erasers, books and EMS bracelets to the students. The Student Leadership Council decorated each bag that was donated and included positive messages and motivational and supportive educational messages in Spanish.
The school holds a very special place in LoBue’s heart as it is located in the area of the island from where her parents originated. Over the past several years, and with the generosity of friends, LoBue has provided basic school supplies, physical education uniforms, toys and storage containers for this school.
“It's always an extremely humbling experience to visit the school and meet the children. This trip was extra special since my two sons, Joseph, age 9, and Charlie, age 7, joined me. They helped prepare and distribute the supplies we shipped to the island in advance.”
Upon her return to Eastchester, LoBue showed pictures from her visit to Jake Vesey, President of Student Leadership Council. "It was a great experience. It was nice to see how we can make someone's day," said Vesey.
Lucy Mortensen, Vice President Student Leadership Council said, "It was great to see how students so far away were so happy with so little."