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ITHS Lacrosse and Chamber Orchestra Team Up for 'Operation Veronica'

ITHS varsity lacrosse team, coach Michael Buonomo, Chamber Orchestra members, and  Director, Mrs. Leiann McGrory. Credit: Island Trees School District
ITHS varsity lacrosse team, coach Michael Buonomo, Chamber Orchestra members, and Director, Mrs. Leiann McGrory. Credit: Island Trees School District

The Island Trees Varsity Lacrosse team and Chamber Orchestra members joined forces to collect supplies for Operation Veronica’s Wading River chapter.  

Operation Veronica is a group of volunteers dedicated to bringing items of comfort to support the men and women who serve our country’s armed forces.  Students contributed toiletries, socks, crossword puzzle books as well as funds to help cover the cost of shipping the supplies abroad.  

The lacrosse team and chamber orchestra were part of  Island Trees High School’s Annual “Stuff OurShowcase” event. Faculty, staff, clubs, and teams collect gifts for the charity of their choice.  All donations are placed in the main lobby showcase throughout the month of December. Items are then sorted by the students and delivered to charities throughout Long Island.  

 In addition to Operation Veronica, the groups also sponsored “Adopt A Family,” “Jeans for Teens,” “Big Brothers and Sisters,” and  “The John Theissen Foundation.”  

Toys were also collected by Tri-M students for NUMC and hats, gloves and scarves were collected for homeless families of Long Island by the Spanish Club.

Submitted by the Island Trees School District 

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