Showing That They CARE

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The middle school’s conscientious CARE Club conducted its recent annual food drive, serving the community by collecting 49 boxes of food for a local food pantry. The food items helped to stock the pantry’s shelves as well as fill baskets provided to local families.

“The children really enjoyed helping the people of our community,” said CARE Club adviser Mary Carroll.

The Islip CARE Club currently has 28 participating students, ranging from sixth- to eighth-grade, and helps run community service events throughout the year, from the Pennies for Patients campaign in March for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, an Islip Animal Shelter collection in April and a Salvation Army clothing drive in May.