Happy December everyone!
First, an overdue thank you to all who gave their time, resources, and energy to help make Thanksgiving a festive holiday across our neighborhood! PS124 hosted a food giveaway including tables full of fresh produce made possible in part by donations from our fundraiser earlier this fall and direct support to their wishlist. PS107 parents also worked with local businesses to put together harvest gift baskets to ensure nourishing food for all families in our community.
For all the bounty of this season, there is also immense on-going need. There are so many great events going on this month and with support needed both in person and online. We’ve got a recap here below with additional reminders and sign ups to come.
Please check out all that’s happening and bring the holiday spirit to get involved wherever you can!
District 15 Day of Action – Donation Drop Offs at PS107 this week!
- Donations of these items can be dropped off all week, Dec 5th-9th – look for bins at the entrance!
As Ms. Joanna announced in her weekly message, this year all of District 15 is coming together to support those in need with a community-wide action. Each school is collecting donations this week, then gathering and sorting them centrally to be distributed in a culminating event on December 15th (open to all, plan to come! RSVP required)
Volunteers will be needed next week to organize and drive donations to MS88 for final collection. Stay tuned for sign ups later this week.
Annual Toy Donation & Gift Wrapping for PS169
- Click here to purchase gifts for the PS169 kindergarten class
Each year we’ve gathered and wrapped small gifts for each kindergarten student at PS169 to receive during the Winter Wonderland celebration. With many other toy drives also underway, if you’re unable to get to any of those in-person, this is a simple online option via this Amazon wish list. all donations are needed by Sunday, Dec. 11th, so they get here in time.
Gift wrapping volunteers WILL be needed – stay tuned for details on when and where to sign up coming soon!
Bane Family Holiday Toy Drive -- This Saturday!
- Where: 589 3rd Street
- When: 10am – 1pm
Each year the Bane Family hosts a bake sale & toy drive to benefit HeartShare St. Vincent’s Services to support kids in shelters and foster care here in Brooklyn. Stop by before or after the Craft Fair!
See attached flyer for details
Fund for Families In Need Bake Sale! - This Saturday!
- Where: PS107 Craft Fair
- When: 10:30am -3:30pm
Fuel your holiday shopping with some delicious baked goods and hot apple cider at the PS107 Craft Fair! All proceeds will go directly to support families in need within the PS107 and PS169 communities.
Baked Good donations & Table Volunteers Still Needed – Sign Up here!
During this busy holiday season, we are so grateful for all these initiatives and opportunities to support those in greatest need!
Brittany & Sarah & The Community Outreach team