Holiday Toy Drive
For more than a dozen years, students from Hawthorne and Columbus have been collecting gifts to donate to families in need around Westchester County. Columbus teacher Traci Armisto and elementary guidance counselor Connie Cotrone coordinated efforts to collect more than 300 gifts for Westchester County Department of Community Mental Health. The Columbus Student Council worked with Mrs. Armisto to sort, wrap and check toys for batteries. When representatives from the WDCMH arrived, they were thrilled with overwhelming generosity and assured the students that their efforts would be making a lot of children very happy this holiday!