"HELPING THE RIVERHEAD FOUNDATION"
by Allison Latini
I had to become an expert on a topic for school. My project was about how The Riverhead Foundation “Rescues, Rehabilitates, and Releases” stranded marine life. I decided to start a fundraiser for items that the Foundation was in need of like: soap, sponges and other household items. I asked the principals of McKenna and Birch Lane Elementary Schools for permission to hold my fundraiser. I set up boxes, sent out fliers and collected hundreds of items. At presentation night I collected over $30.00 in a jar. When I delivered everything, it really made me happy that I could help. I knew that I could make a difference.
Alli Latini (right) presenting her project and collected items and money
to the Riverhead Foundation biologists.
Alli's project scrap book.
BAYPORT BLUE POINT HIGH SCHOOL
Bayport - Blue Point High School marine biology class and ecology club raised $300 and donated it to the Riverhead Foundation. In addition, the students donated much needed items such as bleach, paper towels and office supplies. The students and their teacher, Mrs. Donna Edgar, presented the check after a field trip to the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium and the Riverhead Foundation.
Amber Sabrosky, Riverhead Foundation biologist (bottom) receiving a
check for $300 raised by Mrs. Donna Edgar (center) and her students at the
Bayport - Blue Point High School.
THANK YOU GREEN VALE SCHOOL!
The Kindergarten Class at The Green Vale School in Glen Head, NY raised $937.00 by having a school wide Dolphin Bake Sale and donated it to the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research & Preservation.
Thank you for your support!
Oceans of Hope 2006 Kick Off by the Raynor Knights Students
The Raynor Knights are a group of kindergarten through fourth graders who had a fundraiser to support the Riverhead Foundation. These students attend Raynor Country Day School, located in Westhampton, New York. The Raynor Knights held Read-a-thon where each student was sponsored by friends and family to read nature-related books. The students in only one day raised $750 to help the animals in the Riverhead Foundation's hospital. The staff at the Riverhead Foundation would like to thank each of these students for their outstanding effort and generosity!
Amber Sabrosky, the Riverhead Foundation biologist, receiving a check from Raynor Knights.
For more information about the Raynor Country Day School please visit their website at www.raynorcountrydayschool.com
Seneca Middle School
The Riverhead Foundation would like to thank Seneca Middle School for contributing $500 to the mission of the rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles in New York State.
The $500 check was presentated to the Riverhead Foundation during our biggest fundrasier of the year, Oceans of Hope, on March 4th, 2006 at the Atlantis Marine World Aquarium.
This donation is going to help defray costs of food and medication for 17 seals and 7 sea turtles that are presentatly being rehabilitated at the Riverhead Foundation's hospital facility.
THANK YOU again, we would not be able to care for these animals without your support!
Vinny and Sal
Vinny and Sal Abbamonte are two young boys with hearts of gold. They put together a lemonade stand in their hometown of Linderhurst and sold lemonade, pretzel rods, cookies and brownies. With their earnings the boys adopted two animals and made a generous donation to the Riverhead Foundation. They boys donated every cent of their earnings totaling $190.00. Vinny and Sal have been fundraising for the Riverhead Foundation for the past 4 years and are doing so again this year!
The Riverhead Foundation staff, volunteers and board members would like to extend a warm thank you to Vinny and Sal for their thoughtfulness and generosity. What Vinny and Sal did was very selfless and for that we are extremely grateful.
Below are photos of Vinny and Sal's Lemonade Stand.