Carle Place Key Club Pays It Forward

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On Dec. 17, Carle Place Key Club members distributed presents to children at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola. The students collected toys throughout December for the hospital’s pediatric patients and local Carle Place families in need.
   
“It truly was a heartwarming experience to have the opportunity to light up the hearts of the children at Winthrop-University Hospital with a little holiday spirit and joy,” said Carle Place High School junior and Key Club public relations representative Melissa Choi. “It gave me a feeling like no other,” added senior and club treasurer Timothy Leung. “Seeing the smiles on their faces and the difference we were making was certainly an unforgettable experience.”
 
“This experience really opened my eyes to how fortunate I am to be home with my family versus being in the hospital for the holidays,” said Key Club web manager Shannon Weilert.