Mandalay’s student council collected baby wipes for troops overseas during the month of January. Sponsored by the Blue Star Mothers of Long Island organization, baby wipes are one of the military’s most needed donations, especially for soldiers serving in desert locations. The baby wipes were accompanied by colorful Valentine’s Day cards hand-crafted by the students.
Blue Star representative Andrea Nordquist visited the students and thanked them for their volunteer efforts and sentiments. She told them that the veterans hang the cards up to decorate their barracks.
“You have made them know that they are loved,” Ms. Nordquist said. “Your efforts will have a massive ripple when others learn that the troops need baby wipes.”
Through a commitment to educational excellence in a secure, supportive environment, the Wantagh Public Schools shall inspire students to develop a strong sense of individual worth and respect for others, to become lifelong learners and independent thinkers, and to fulfill themselves as concerned citizens in a diverse world.