United Methodist Nursery School Blocks Out Hunger
BABYLON, NY (March 6, 2013) – On March 13th and 14th, the students at the Babylon United Methodist Church Nursery School will participate in Block Day. Block Day is an annual event at the Nursery School where the entire day is centered on block building, demonstrating the “domino effect”, and blocking out hunger.
To help raise awareness of the needs in our community and to demonstrate the importance of giving to back to our community, each child brings in boxes of cereal and together they will build a tower of cereal. Later the cereal will be delivered by the local food pantries to be distributed to the local food pantry. This year’s goal is to collect and build with 200 boxes of cereal.
“The children enjoy this event every year, but this year has more significance”, said administrator Lisa Murray. “The Babylon area was devastated by the Superstorm Sandy and many families are still struggling to get back on their feet. The children are learning the importance of being part of a community and how their actions affect those around them. They are very connected to helping others and this part of Block Day demonstrates the “domino effect” in a very special way.”
The school, now in its 42nd year, serves 155 families. The school offers programs for 2 ½, 3 and 4 year olds in age-appropriate learning settings.