With the colder months approaching, perhaps faster than we’d like, P.S. 40’s Community Outreach Committee has partnered with the Coalition for the Homeless to provide Winter Care Packages for the population it serves.
We are inviting any interested member of the P.S. 40 community to pick up a shopping bag at the School Store or from the Security Desk and fill it with a selection of any of the following items:
Hygiene Items: toothpaste – toothbrush – dental floss – mouthwash* – deodorant – lotion* – body wash* – bar soap – sunscreen – comb/hair brush – small washcloth or hand towel – baby powder* – shampoo* – conditioner*
*small or travel-sized, please
Food Items: non-perishable snacks (granola/cereal bars, small packaged items)
Winter Items: mittens/gloves – scarves – hats – warm socks
- Please send only new / unused / unopened / unexpired items –
- Items for adults and for children are welcome –
We hope that families will include their children in the selection of items, and encourage them to decorate the bags before they return them to school.
Bags will be available for pick-up at the school store and by the Security Desk the week of November 3 – 7.
Filled, decorated bags should be returned to school (drop-off bins behind the Security Desk on 20th Street and inside the 19th Street lobby) the week of November 10 – 14.
“The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children. We believe that affordable housing, sufficient food and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.”
For more information about Coalition for the Homeless visit www.coalitionforthehomeless.org.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Fran Shapiro & Hillary Perlman – P.S. 40 Community Outreach Committee – PS40Outreach@gmail.com
The Community Outreach Committee will be holding a brief meeting in the cafeteria on Friday, November 7th at 8:35 a.m. All are welcome. If you are an upper grade parent and need a pass, please contact Fran Shapiro (PS40Fran@gmail.com).