Honored for Community Service

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Throughout the school year, Minnesauke’s Kids Care Club has been volunteering countless hours to assist a wide variety of causes in both the local and global community. That effort has earned them the 2016 Youth Bureau Volunteer Award from the Town of Brookhaven Youth Board and Supervisor Edward Romaine.

From putting together packages for organizations like Meals on Wheels to creating patriotic pieces for the Long Island State Veterans Home, the club of more than 60 members has been extremely active during its bimonthly meetings. With the help of their advisors – Minnesauke Library Information Specialist Taylor Kinsley and Minnesauke PTA Co-president Stephyne Guthy – the second- through fourth-graders are working to make a difference in the world.

The club was presented with the award during a special reception at Town Hall in May.

“[The students in] this impressive group…have recognized at a very young age how important it is to give back and help others both in and outside of the community,” said Town Councilwoman Valerie Cartright. “By constantly seeking innovative ways to make a difference, they have succeeded in uplifting the human spirit.

Undoubtedly, the lessons they have learned and their desire to help others will continue to play an influential role in Brookhaven Town for many years to come.”