Food for Local Families

In keeping with its mission of helping others, the CARE Club at Islip Middle School hosted its annual Thanksgiving food drive. "Representing compassion, attitude, respect and empathy, the goal of the CARE Club is to reach out and help the community," said adviser Mary Carroll.

With the assistance of the entire middle school community, the club donated more than 50 boxes filled with nonperishable food items to the Islip Methodist Church. Other activities scheduled for the club include creating holiday cards to send to U.S. Marines currently serving in Afghanistan, hosting a collection for a local animal shelter and participating in the American Cancer Society's Pennies for Patients program.