Throughout the month of February, students at East Islip Middle School will collect items that will be used to assemble birthday boxes for children whose families are not able to provide for them.

Each grade has been assigned a different item to donate: cake mix and frosting for sixth grade, "happy birthday" wall decorations and candles for seventh grade, and small gifts, wrapping paper, and shoe boxes for eighth grade.

Donation boxes can be found in the main lobby.