Urgent Support Needed for PS169 Family
Wed, Oct 6 11:51pm

Hi everyone, 

 

Hopefully this message finds you all in good health. 

 

We've sadly learned that a PS169 family was affected by a devastating fire two nights ago in Sunset Park. They've lost their entire home and belongings, and the youngest of 6 children has been hospitalized.  Here's the local news story: https://abc7ny.com/11071493/.

 

The family is most in need of financial support right now, and so we're asking for your immediate help collecting funds.   

 

We are working on 3 ways that the community can help:

 

1- Cash Donations. We'll be out front at drop off each morning over the coming week, and will also have a donation jar at the Afterschool Pick-Up table as well as at Movie Night. Any amount is extremely helpful and welcome - more information to follow about when and where you can donate.  We'd love a few volunteers to help in the mornings too and will send around a sign up.

2 - A GoFundMe has been organized by PS 516 in Sunset Park. The youngest child is in PreK there. Donations can be provided through their GoFundMe account: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-a-ps-516-family-who-lost-everything-in-fire

3 - We are working on a way to donate through Venmo - we will gather all funds and add to the cash donations by the end of next week (more information to follow).
 
As we receive more information about what's needed, we will inform the 107 community. Thanks in advance for your support and willingness to spring into action to help the family in need.
 
Feel free to reach out to either of us with questions, suggestions, other resources or ideas: