Charity Champions Grand Prize
Putnam Valley High School's Make A Difference Club really made a difference in supporting a new community based anti-drug awareness and education organization, Drug Crisis In Our Backyard. The Club's fund raising efforts, which included a Stay-Awake-A-Thon, raised thousands of dollars for the organization. For their efforts they were named Grand Prize Winners in the Charity Champions Competition and Optimum Community donated an additional $5,000 in their name to this important charity. The students say they learned a lot about the disease of addiction while forging new connections with the community they live in.