For several years, Wheatley has worked with Birthday Wishes, a wonderful organization that helps to bring birthday celebrations to homeless children. As it states on its website, Birthday Wishes believes that:
one’s living situation should not preclude a joyful birthday celebration with friends, family and fun!
As part of this year’s Day of Service and Learning, Wheatley students had a Birthday-in-a-Box Party, whereas they planned and packed boxes filled with birthday gifts, handmade birthday cards and various treats to be used for one of the birthday parties.
Under the guidance and leadership of Angela Luftig, Julie Jacobson, Mary Martinez, Julia Cashman, Kristen Malik and Meredith Fagan, students spent hours carefully creating, organizing and packing these celebratory boxes; their work will help bring a smile to someone in a difficult situation!