Working Together Is ‘EPIC’

Working Together Is ‘EPIC’ Photo

At St. James Elementary, a group of fifth-grade students have been busy at work in an effort to give back to their community.

The EPIC Club, a community service and leadership club, meets weekly to work on projects and activities for the betterment of their local community. They are currently working on painting flowerpots for a local nursing home and a macaroni and cheese drive for the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless.

Other initiatives this school year include food drives for the Smithtown Food Pantry, volunteering at the Project Hope soup kitchen in Greenlawn and making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for St. Anne’s Church in Brentwood. The club has also worked on Valentine’s for Vets and a project called Caitlyn’s Smiles, making craft kits for children in local hospitals.

The EPIC Club doesn’t forget about their animal friends either, making bird seed feeders for the local nursing home, organizing a food drive for Tuff Tails (animal fostering program) and working with Save-a-Pet, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and the Smithtown Animal Shelter.