Members of Commack High School’s Pay It Forward Club raked leaves and put them into over 50 bags in an effort to aid senior citizens in the community last week, part of the club’s annual “Rake-It-Forward” drive.
“These young adults set the examples for all of us. They give freely and willing of their time without the expectation of anything in return,” said Rob Raeihle, club co-advisor. “They are driven by the selfless goal of spreading their message of giving to the community. They do their work with joy in their hearts and with a clear sense of purpose.”
Raeihle added, “They want each person to learn from their lesson, ‘Do for others’ and pass it on. They understand that one gesture can create others. They find reward in giving to others. When we help each other, giving willingly and spreading positivity... everything is possible.”
The club’s other co-advisor, Katina Price, said, “With the backing of our Commack School District administrators and the board of education, we are making a difference. Future Pay it Forward efforts include collecting food and clothing for those in need, the Polar Plunge to raise money for Special Olympics, and the free car wash in the spring.”