Grand Avenue eighth grader Luke Fischetti was honored by the board of education at their Jan. 12 meeting for his volunteerism during the Bellmore Lions Club Polar Express event held in early December.
In partnership of the Central High School District and the Community Cupboard, the Lions Club Holiday Polar Express event for hosted 575 children for a free event, giving out donated toys and other items.
This annual event takes places under direction and guidance of Lion Past District Governor, Nina Lanci, who has chaired the event for the past seven years.
Fischetti used $200 of his own money to make baseball card gift packages to give out to deserving children.
“When Luke went to the baseball card story, the owner heard what he was doing and decided to match Luke’s contribution,” explained Lanci, who also serves as a member of the North Bellmore and Central High School District school boards. “Luke spent the entire day at the Polar Express event giving out his packages and helping the community.”
Date Added: 1/14/2022