P.S. 8 parents received a dispatch from Principal Seth Phillips today. The school has raised over $2000 for relief efforts in Haiti and pledges to continue helping earthquake victims. Neighborhood residents are also urged to contribute any time (enter the school via the Hicks Street entrance).
Full memo after the jump.
Dear PS 8 Family and Friends,
Our community has once again pulled together to help families in need. With your generous contributions from the PS 8 Staff Talent Show, Bake Sale, and Loose Change Drive, our school has managed to raise funds of about $2,000 all of which will be donated to the American Red Cross for relief to Haiti.
To continue our efforts, we have spoken to the Bedford Haitian Community Center who has expressed a need for food donations. For the next week, up until Friday, January 29th, 2010 our school will be collecting your donations of food. Please donate Bottled Water, Canned Goods (soups, beans, vegetables), Dry Goods (rice & pasta) and Personal Hygiene Products (soap, shampoo, etc.). These products are the necessities that communities effected by the earthquake in Haiti so desperately need.
We ask that you please bring in any of these items and drop them off in the brown boxes located on the first floor hallway. All the boxes are labeled accordingly. Of course this goes without saying, please check the expiration date(s) on any item(s) you are contributing.
With much appreciation,
DOING OUR PART…
PS8’s got lots and lots of talent, a great sense of humor and a lot of heart…
Last Thursday’s staff talent show was an enormous success. The auditorium was packed and the staff put on an amazing show packed with incredible performances. Principal Phillips and the PS8 staff decided to donate the proceeds to the Red Cross (almost $2,000 was raised!). In a note to the performers, our drama teacher Noelle Gentile said it perfectly, “So all of your efforts in our small school in Brooklyn will hopefully make a small difference in Haiti where help is so greatly needed right now.”