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Helping Hands Give Back Through Baking And Books

The Helping Hands Club at Massapequa High School’s Ames Campus recently visited the Ronald McDonald House. A dozen students baked cookies, cupcakes, muffins and brownies for the residents and took a tour of this wonderful facility.

This was the second time this school year that Helping Hands students visited the facility, which provides a comfortable and supportive environment for families who have a child undergoing treatment for a serious pediatric illness. The ninth-graders learned about the valuable services that volunteers provide for the families.


Helping Hands also recently completed a used book drive to support The Book Fairies organization, which collects reading materials for people in need across metropolitan New York. Books are distributed to schools and shelters to promote a love of reading, foster literacy success and provide an escape from personal struggles. Ames students and staff donated approximately 1,500 books, and the Helping Hands club sorted the books by age level and genre before they were picked up by The Book Fairies.


Photo courtesy of the Massapequa School District


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