Michele Giachetti, Third Grade teacher in The Pines Elementary School has been actively showing the essential workers in her community and surrounding areas much appreciation for all their tireless efforts on the front lines.
What started out as a small act of kindness from her local frisbee team ( 3V Mother Flickers) of about 16 women turned into something so much bigger. This group of women have donated over 100+ meals not only to various units at Stony Brook, Mather and St. Charles hospitals, but also their efforts have reached even the local "essential" workers at BJs, Trader Joes, City MD, Brentwood S.D., North Babylon S.D., all local food pantries, assisted living facilities, local supermarkets, and fire departments. She was even contacted by a former Hauppauge graduate, Frannie Bisono who is a nurse on the night shift at Stony Brook Hospital. The team provided heroes and pizza for dinner to thank the usually forgotten night shift workers. This all wouldn't have been possible without the vast amount of donations they've received from not only family and friends, but also many Hauppauge Community faculty members.
" Many people wanted to help out in some way and when they heard what we were doing, they immediately wanted to donate and give thanks."
What started out as a collection from just her team members to support local heroes turned into a few thousand dollars within a month. Michele was also featured on the local radio station 105.1 with Steve Harper. He suggested they make their private frisbee Facebook page public to attract others to donate and see all the efforts they've put forth.
Her team organized a "Frisbee-A-Thon" on Sunday, May 24th, and all proceeds will help continue their efforts to support those forgotten.
If you would like to check out her team's Facebook page, please go to "3V Mother Flickers." You can also make a donation if at all interested.