Friday, November 9, 2012

Hurricane Relief for PS 15, The Patrick F Daly School

As you may know the PS 15K Red Hook Community has been hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.  Many of our families and several of our staff members have been displaced, have lost a tremendous amount, and our school has suffered losses including the contents of our basement and various planned fundraising opportunities due to our temporary relocation.

We appreciate all of those who have reached out to us and those who have already shown tremendous generosity whether it has been through sharing your time, talent or treasure.  We are committed to continuing to provide our families with not only excellent educational opportunity but also a community center where staff and parents together work to meet the needs of our children.

 There are several ways you can help support the PS 15 Community.  For those who wish to help, here's how:

1. Financial donations can be made via check made out to:  The PS 15 School Fund (write in the subject line:  Hurricane Relief) and send to: 
PS 15, The Patrick F Daly School
71 Sullivan Street
C/O:  Parent Coordinator, Juanita Laboy
Brooklyn, NY  11232
*Financial donations will be used to support our hardest hit families through gift cards and specific purchases to replace items lost due to flooding and financial hardship due to the storm

2. In kind donations can be made on a week by week basis.  Check capeducation@blogspot.com for the latest lists and updates.  For the week of November 12th-16th donations can be dropped off at 27 Huntington Street, The Red Hook Community School, to the Principal, Ms. Peggy Wyns-Madison or Parent Coordinator Juanita Laboy. 

Current donations needed for families include:
-Thermal Underwear for children and adults
-Sensitive skin dry skin relief such as Johnson and Johnson's dry relief gel
-Flashlights and Lanterns
-AA, C, and D batteries
-Hand Sanitizer
-Water
-Socks for children and adults
-Underwear for children and adults
-Baby care items
-Gift cards for Target or other easily accessible locations where families can independently meet their needs
-Wet Wipes
-Cleaning supplies and paper towels
-Dry/non-perishable foods
-Winter items for adults and children
-Bookbags

Current donations needed for the school:
-Tissues
-Hand Sanitizer
-Snacks (no peanuts please)
-Paper Towels
-Cleaning Wipes
-Copy Paper
-Chart Paper
-Notebooks

3. Information for PS 15 staff impacted by the storm will be forthcoming (we have set up a bank account and are in the process of setting up a separate location for those donations as well as a paypal account.  For more information email:  msirotniak@yahoo.com and alevdervish@earthlink.net

Thank you again for your support and for thinking of the families and staff at PS 15!

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