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11-Year-Old Lambrini Xerakias Helping the Community and Children in Need

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 Xerakias organized the pajama and sock drive for children in need and is shown here during the delivery of the items to the hospital. Photo: Anna Litsakis Xerakias

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.

Lambrini Xerakias organized the pajama and sock drive for children in need and is shown here during the delivery of the items to the hospital, left to right: Director of Social Services Lorida Sherwood, Assistant Director of Social Services Diane Levy, Elias Laoutaris, organizer Lambrini Xerakias, Assistant Principal Georgia Kakivelis, and social worker Dana Newton. Photo: Anna Litsakis Xerakias
Lambrini Xerakias organized the pajama and sock drive for children in need and is shown here with the boxes of the items ready to be delivered. Photo: Anna Litsakis Xerakias
Lambrini Xerakias and her brother Yianni with some of the items gathered for the first pajama and sock drive in February 2020. Photo: Anna Litsakis Xerakias

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