Sat, May 2 6:02pm
We're just checking in to see how everyone is doing. Obviously it continues to be a very stressful time, and as the Community Outreach Committee we just wanted to reach out. When we return to school in the fall, we're all going to be arriving with very different circumstances, so we want to keep up with how everyone is doing.
In addition, we want to share the latest update about our sister school:
They've started a GoFundMe page to help their most in need families, who continue to face extreme financial hardship due to Covid-19. These families have lost work, loved ones, and because many are undocumented, they are not eligible for relief from the CARES Act.
There's also an interesting, though not surprising, trend happening in District 15. Many schools are supporting GoFundMe campaigns set up at their sister schools. It seems to be derivative of parents' efforts last year to desegregate the middle schools in the district. Take a look at PS321's page, where GoFundMe pages supporting MS136 and MS88 are highlighted.
We're so grateful for your donations to The Center for Family Life, 169's food bank. If you're able, you can now make a direct gift to a 169 family by donating here. They're hoping to reach $20,000 so that they can give $500 to 40 different families. We're heard from their school's leadership that having enough to eat continues to be the greatest need.
Finally, please let us know how you're doing, and if there are others in the 107 network that also need our attention right now. We want to do what we can to help.
Stay safe and thank you for your generosity.
The Community Outreach Group