PORT CHESTER, NY - Last Thursday's annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot at Port Chester High School did more than just allow participants to physically prepare for the day's festivities. It also embodied the spirit of giving.
Members of Port Chester High School's Anthony Foust mentoring group teamed up with the 21st Century ASPIRE Program, the Tamarack Tower Foundation, and County Coach Bus Co. to sponsor Port Chester Schools' "Stuff-A-Bus" campaign.
The Foust students collected 15 tall bags of pajamas and children's books that will be donated to shelters throughout Westchester County. The bags were collected and stuffed into a bus that delivered the bags to those in need.
The students also spent the day before Thanksgiving doling out food and turkeys to 40 families throughout the village.
The group, which has been active for over fifteen years, is named after a 1978 Port Chester High School graduate who "embodied the values of good will and service" until he died of cancer in 1990. According to the Port Chester School District, the Anthony Foust mentors are "dedicated to serving the community and the school through good works throughout the school year".
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