Students Extend a Warm Hand to Those in Need

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During the cold winter months, Deer Park High School students stay active helping the community through various outreach efforts. For the past 10 years, the school’s Health Education Action Team club has organized an annual winter coat drive.

The donation drive was spearheaded by senior Kim Block, who has coordinated the drive for the last three years. The club was successful in its mission and collected more than 50 gently used and new coats to help keep local families warm. Led by Deer Park health educator and HEAT adviser Sherry Deacon, the coats were brought to Whitehouse Cleaners & Tailors in Bay Shore, where they will be sorted, cleaned and then distributed to those in need.