Spreading Sunshine For A Cause
By Brenda Lentsch
Each year, the School Based Management Team at Mandracchia-Sawmill Intermediate School in Commack chooses to raise funds for a cause or group that needs assistance. This year the team chose Camp Sunshine, located along the shores of Lake Sebago in Maine. The camp provides respite, support, joy, and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families.
Sawmill students and staff collected pledges from friends and family and participated in the Sawmill Adventure Race, held in May. A whopping $7,500.00 was raised and will be matched dollar for dollar by the New Balance Foundation in honor of Camp Sunshine’s 30th anniversary. The enthusiasm and support for this project and the outpouring of generosity will send seven local families to camp this summer.
Photos by Jared Karson