Atoms’ Donation of Diapers Featured on Local SYR

Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school teachers Hayley Merritt and Meghan Ward donated 3,773 diapers that were collected throughout the months of April and May from their students, teachers, faculty and staff, to the CNY Diaper Bank.

Thursday, May 27th, 2021Over the months of April and May Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school students, faculty, staff and community members collected and donated 3,773 diapers to CNY Diaper Bank on Thursday, May 27th. This incredible effort and hard work did not go unnoticed and was in fact featured on News Channel 9!

“The idea for the Diaper Drive came about after a discussion among several staff members who were looking for innovative ways to give back to the local community that our students would feel passionate about,” said Hayley Merritt, Kindergarten teacher at Syracuse Academy of Science and Citizenship elementary school. “Many students welcomed siblings into the world this year and were excited about helping collect diapers for babies. As a result, our first annual Diaper Drive was launched. We selected the CNY Diaper Bank because of the large scale work they do to aid the community.”

Click here to read the full article from News Channel 9 and to view a gallery of images. Stay tuned throughout this week as we share additional pictures of this event. Keep up the great work, Atoms!


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