D&R Greenway and Junior League of Greater Princeton Honor Young Helping Hands for Nature Work and Donations
D&R Greenway congratulates Emmy Stenull (13), Allie Martin (12) and Alexandra Kasimatis (9) for having been granted a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Community Work from the Junior League of Greater Princeton in a June ceremony. The girls were honored alongside HomeFront, Arm in Arm, Mercer St. Friends and RISE.
The “3 Helping Hands” came up with a unique nature project, because, as they wrote to D&R Greenway, “We are dedicated to making a difference in our world.” They painted flowerpots, then planted flowers to sell to neighbors, each purchase adorned with a colorful, helpful note. Volunteering runs in the Martin family, as Allie’s father, William Martin serves on the land trust’s board of trustees. They donated their entire proceeds, of $178.00, to D&R Greenway “to help save the environment.”
Community projects are a monthly undertaking for the three girls. Previously, they raised and donated money to help with the COVID-19 vaccine through Johnson & Johnson. They also collected over 500 non-perishable food items distributed through Aunt Chubby's Luncheonette in Hopewell to families in need.
"We wish to continue doing projects to help our community and world; organizations like yours inspire us to do so."
Follow The 3 Helping Hands on Instagram.com/3.helping hands for their future projects.
Linda Mead, D&R Greenway CEO & President, praises the generosity and commitment of these three girls, as well as Hopewell’s Callie Considine, whose dedicated efforts helped D&R Greenway Land Trust permanently protect St. Michaels Farm Preserve in Hopewell. In 2010, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of this preserve that is beloved by the community:"These young people, who have taken personal action to protect nature, are an inspiration to all of us. Their commitment is an embodiment of the third part of our non-profit’s mission: To Preserve, To Care, To Inspire."
Watch Callie tell her story (starting at 4:15 pm) on Greenway’s You Tube channel, 3 Stories of Land Preservation.
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