The students at the William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of St. Nicholas in Flushing hold up items collected for the pajama and toy drive organized by Lambrini Xerakias. Photo: Anna Litsakis Xerakias
FLUSHING, NY – Lambrini Xerakias, age 11, is in 6th grade at the William Spyropoulos Greek-American Day School of St. Nicholas in Flushing. She organized a pajama and sock drive for local children in hospitals. This pajama and sock drive was supervised by Assistant Principal Georgia Kakivelis, approved by Principal Mary Tzallas, and facilitated by the school’s Junior and Senior Student Council.
This is the second pajama and sock drive Lambrini has organized with her school. The first was in February 2020 right before the COVID lockdown. The school hopes this will be an annual tradition for the student body as it assists children in need and teaches the students a valuable lesson of giving back to their community. Lambrini loves doing this drive around Valentine’s Day, as it helps spread love and care to children who are in the hospital, and hopes to bring a smile and comfort to the children.
Lambrini as a young Girl Scout was left with a lasting impression visiting children at Saint Mary’s Hospital, and has since then wanted to do more for children in the hospital. Her brother Yianni Xerakias, age 8, has been a great supporter in her efforts along with all her family and friends.
We hope she always will have a giving hand, and do compassionate and helpful things for the community.
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