Students, faculty, families fills 170 baskets with childcare essentials
The Commack community rallied to fill 170 baskets with childcare essentials as part of a teacher’s mission to help new mothers.
Tracey Passamenti, a Spanish and Italian teacher in the school district, formed nonprofit From One Mother To Another initially by making simple gift baskets at home that she donated to a local church for distribution.
However, on Saturday, Passamenti was joined by International Baccalaureate students, faculty and families of the district to fill 170 baskets with all of the items collected this year through the organization. The group gathered at Commack High School to fill the baskets with new children’s essentials for newborns through 5-year-olds, such as diapers, formula, clothing, toys and blankets.
Passamenti called the turnout “truly inspiring.”
“As a result of their efforts and the generous donations coordinated by our Commack IB CAS students, we were able to prepare over 170 Giving Baskets, which will go directly to provide families in Commack and Long Island with essential newborn and toddler items,” she added.
From One Mother To Another collects donations both through Amazon and its website, From1mother2another.org. Those seeking assistance, can email firstname.lastname@example.org.