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Student Efforts Help Support Community Center of Northern Westchester

Music Can Change The World Act I, Act II and III have achieved amazing outcomes for the Community Center of Northern Westchester and the families they serve and support. With the support of the Somers community, the students have collected 1,067 pounds of canned goods and $1,470 in spare change - some of which was used to purchase school supplies for elementary and secondary students.
Somers Middle School students Donovan Smith, Jake Gannon, Ryan Eade, Michael Abrenica, Evan Carway, Rhys Carway and Eddie Baranowski, with the support of their Somers moms - Kelly, Michelle, Maribeth, Laura, Lauren and Sharon and siblings Ryan and Kaitlin (Somers Intermediate School), and Lily and Christina (Somers High School), have facilitated Music Can Change the World Acts I, ll and most recently Act III.
In December 2018 the group attended the Chorus, Orchestra and Band events for the middle and intermediate schools and collected spare change and canned goods with all proceeds to benefit the Community Center of Northern Westchester.
With the support of the Somers community, the boys collected 566.8 pounds of canned goods and spare change totaling $370.
On January 5, 2019, the group of friends and moms gathered at the Northern Westchester Community Center, unloaded boxes, weighed in the donations, sorted the donations and then stocked the shelves. The group presented the Assistant Director, Susan Bretti with the monetary donation to use towards purchasing additional high demand pantry items.
These experiences continue to teach the students the power of their actions in influencing positive change, the art of giving back to their community and an awareness of the needs and resources in our local communities.