Keeping it Close To Home

Social Workers Jennifer Provda and Shaka Williams help give out Thanksgiving food to South Huntington's neediest.
Social Workers Jennifer Provda and Shaka Williams help give out Thanksgiving food to South Huntington's neediest.
Ms. Cirillo’s class and Silas Wood social worker Mrs. Carroll packing up boxes for our families for the Thanksgiving food drive.
Ms. Cirillo’s class and Silas Wood social worker Mrs. Carroll packing up boxes for our families for the Thanksgiving food drive.

South Huntington's Student Services Department is especially busy this time of year as they help our neediest families with boxes of Thanksgiving food and gift cards for turkeys. "Each school had their own food drives conducted by students and staff alike,” said Walt Whitman Social Worker Ms. Jennifer Provda. "The food drive at Whitman was done through the Social Studies classes and then our Leadership students worked to compile each box with all the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving meal."

At Birchwood Intermediate School, Social Worker Shaka Williams helped coordinate the effort. "Our student council members helped sort all the donated food items and then compile the boxes," said Mr. Williams. "We contacted our neediest families to come to pick up their boxes here at the District Offices, and if any are not able to get here we will deliver them personally to their homes."

Congratulation to all of the District's hard working and highly caring Social Workers, you make us proud. It is especially clear during the holiday seasons, how you help spotlight the truly generous and dependable community that we call South Huntington.