East Islip High School’s Career Development class recently spent time collecting "loot" for the Jacob's Light Foundation, whose mission is to send necessities and comforts from home to overseas American military personnel. The organization – which focuses their “lifeline from America” efforts on behalf of military without family or support from home –provided a list of needs, with toothbrushes and toothpaste at the top of November’s list.
The Career Development students decorated boxes and placed them around the school building, in order to accept the dental donations. The items will be brought to the Jacob's Light warehouse in Port Jefferson and included in a "pack out" to all branches of the armed services in need.
“During December we will be collecting hand warmers, as the mountains and deserts get quite cold at night,” explained Career Development teacher Mary Ann Coughlin.
Jacob's Light Foundation