BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The holidays ought to be a little bit warmer this year for about 100 veterans who will benefit from the charitable efforts of Bronxville High School’s students, parents and teachers.
Over the course of a one week this month, the group collected sweaters, blankets, book, hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, headphones, cookies and other holiday gifts, ending the event with an afterschool “wrap-a-thon” on Monday, according to a statement from the school.
Dana Landesman, a social studies teacher at the high school and organizer of the holiday gift drive, then dropped off the donations at the New York State Veterans’ Home at Montrose, which had previously asked for the public’s assistance this holiday season, according to the high school.
“Thanks to all the students and their families who participated in this drive,” Landesman said. “Their generosity is going to make the holiday season much brighter for many veterans. According to the coordinator at the facility, our Bronxville community was able to provide gifts to an entire ward of the hospital.”
According to the high school, several students said that donating the gifts was a way for them to thank the veterans for their service and sacrifices to our country.
“We wanted to show our gratitude and wish each one of them all the best for the holiday season and new year,” said Bronxville High School senior Michael Landy, whose family donated sweaters, shirts and costume jewelry.