Suffolk Legislator Tom Donnelly thanked and honored first-grade students at May Moore Primary School in Deer Park for creating handwritten letters and Valentine’s cards for senior citizens living at the Regal Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Queens where their teacher Ms. Christine Garcett’s mother is a resident.
In a ceremony held via Zoom on February 26, Legislator Donnelly virtually honored each student with a “Certificate of Kindness,” delivered the previous day, for the special project. After honoring the students, he took the opportunity to thank Ms. Garcett for teaching them the importance of giving back to those in need. The students were inspired to take action after reading the book “Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña, which is about a grandmother and grandson helping those around them.
“I was very touched when I heard about this wonderful Valentine’s Day project. Zooming into the classroom and getting to meet, chat with and thank these May Moore Primary School first-grade students for their acts of kindness was a fabulous way to spend a Friday morning,” said Legislator Donnelly. “Ms. Garcett’s class has demonstrated that kindness truly makes the world a better place."