By Gurpreet Chahal
On Thursday December 12, New Hyde Park Memorial High School’s French Club gave back to the community by making and donating sandwiches to a local soup kitchen.
Madame Lori Kort’s French students brought in bread, cold cuts, and condiments to make the sandwiches. Over seventy French students grades seven through twelve gathered afterschool to help make the sandwiches. Having helped make the sandwiches myself, it felt amazing to give back and volunteer our time for such a good cause.
Within an hour, we had gone far past our original goal of one hundred fifty sandwiches. In that single hour, we made a grand total of three hundred sixty sandwiches to donate to the Mary Brennan Inn in Hempstead. It was truly incredible to see what an impact we can make when we all come together for a common beneficent cause.
The French Club officers were of great help in planning the event and ensuring that everything went smoothly (Danielle Dziomba, President, Marisa Bartos and Amanda Connors, Vice Presidents, Shawn Zachariah, Treasurer, Stephanie Hsu, Treasurer and myself, Sophia Weiss and Miguel Guerra, Publicity Team). We really enjoyed helping out and making a difference and definitely plan on doing something similar in the near future.
For more information about The Inn, you can go to http://www.the-inn.org/programs/soup-kitchens.html. There are so many ways you can help out. You could donate nonperishable food, sandwiches, in-season clothing, baby items, personal care items, or new socks and underwear. Also, they are currently looking for volunteers.