Niskayuna High School students make crafts for nonprofits

charity weekLexie Bobarakis, left, Shannon Service, Crista Della Ratta, reaching, and Chenelle Darby make bookmarks that will be delivered to St. Catherine's Center for Children. MARC SCHULTZ/GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER

NISKAYUNA — During their homeroom periods the week of Feb. 8-12, students at Niskayuna High School participated in the school’s Charity Week, creating more than 5,000 homemade crafts to send to five area nonprofit agencies.

The high school has approximately 1,400 students who meet in 81 homerooms throughout the school for 15 minutes each day.

The weeklong effort was initiated last year by the high school SCOPE Club (Student Collaboration of Purposeful Enrichment), which worked with a variety of other student groups to make it happen again this year.

This year, students made bookmarks for St. Catherine’s Center for Children on Monday ; coloring kits for Albany Medical Center’s Pediatric Patients on Tuesday; cat toys for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals on Wednesday; heart strings to support the Pathways Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Niskayuna on Thursday; and key chains for Ellis Residential & Rehabilitation Center on Friday.

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