Community Outreach: Halloween Costumes, Gear Sorting, and Dropoff!
Wed, Oct 26 8:30am - Fri, Oct 28 10:00am

Hi everyone,


Just a quick evening update on community outreach initiatives :) 


  1. This past Friday (10/21), PS 124 provided a fresh food market for over 85 families - all sponsored by the donations you provided a few weeks ago! Thank you again for your generosity and support of the community (the school provided a few photos, which are attached!)

  2. One of our Community Outreach Committee members, Joanna Lumbang Dowding, has organized a Halloween Costume collection drive for students at PS 124 and PS 169. If you have new or gently-used (clean) Halloween costumes that you would like to donate, please bring them to the front of the school at morning drop off this week. We will also have a dropbox available inside the main entrance during school hours. Collections will run from Tuesday (10/25) through Thursday (10/27). For any questions, please contact (also see attached flyer).

  3. We have received so many winter gear donations - thank you!! Our Afterschool program (and PS107 students!) graciously supported the effort to sort much of the gear at school late last week; however, there is a lot of gear that still needs to be sorted. That said, we are seeking parent volunteers to help sort the remaining donations on Wednesday (10/26) and Thursday (10/27) mornings after drop-off (see signups below). 

  4. Our gear drop-off at PS124 is tentatively scheduled for Friday, 10/28 in the morning (we expect some time between drop off and 10am). If you have a car, and are available to support transporting the gear down to PS124, please sign up! We will send out an update once we've finalized the time (see signups below).

  5. Some of you may have heard last March about a PS 124 family’s tragic loss of their teenage son to leukemia. They are an asylum-seeking family from Kenya and are working to purchase a headstone for their son on the one year anniversary of his passing (Nathaniel Wabuke Mulongo). PS 124 wanted to pass along the Venmo information in support of this request: @chefrachel - last 4 of phone number 1424.

  6. The Amazon wishlist items for our PS 107 families were supported within hours of posting (with a small exception of items that were unable to be fulfilled on a registry). There may be additional wishlists posted as the needs arise, so stay tuned for more information. Again, completely overwhelmed with your generosity and support!!



-Community Outreach Committee


Winter Gear Donation - Sorting Signed Up: 4 / 4

Wed, Oct 26 8:30am-9:30am

Winter Gear Donation - Sorting Signed Up: 4 / 4

Thu, Oct 27 8:30am-9:30am

Winter Gear Donation - Delivery Signed Up: 5 / 6

Fri, Oct 28 8:30am-10:00am
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