Make A Difference Day is the largest national day of community service. Each October millions of volunteers around the world unite to improve the lives of others. Generations at Elmwood Park is proud to receive the service of Lake Park High School for the second year in a row. Up to 30 students arrived early at our facility and did a variety of tasks and activities from playing games with our residents, dancing to music, reading, spending quality time with the residents and more. For our residents it brings smiles to their faces, promotes social interaction and shows them the compassion of others. We appreciate the kindness and dedication from Lake Park High school students.
The Assistant Principal at Lake Park, Dominic M. Manola says that the school typically has the extracurricular, athletic or activity groups’ sign up for the event as a whole and the organizers assign groups to the projects. Manola states, “All we say is we are organizing a day of service and people are eager to get involved. “ This year Lake Park High School had a total of 604 students and nearly 50 adults, from 28 organizations total getting involved at the same time. He continued, “It was pretty incredible to have those numbers. People can’t say enough positive about getting involved and giving back. This is what we are all about and proud to continue to model this with our students!”
In its 25th year- Make A Difference Day shows that anyone, no matter the age or background, can make an impact on the community.