Get in the spirit of giving!

PCS parents are in the spirit of giving--and we hope you're in the spirit of helping them!

Carrie Blair, mom of Imogen (UP) and Henry (MP), is working with school counselor Eileen DeCecco to enhance the brown bag lunch program for the homeless. If you're not familiar with this ongoing project, you can read about it on The NED Show website, from which PCS won a Keep Kindness Going Mini-Grant in 2016

The current project is to collect toiletries and necessities for the homeless as well. Suggested items are listed below, but others are welcome too. Carrie notes, "As the holidays are coming up, I thought it would be nice to do. It's a wonderful lesson to teach our children--the value of giving--and they take real pride in making these gift bags, which they decorate and include written notes." Donations may be placed in the bin in Maggie's office.

  • toothpaste/toothbrushes
  • handwarmers
  • socks
  • small deodorant 
  • soap
  • gloves/hats
  • small candies

Gift bags will be assembled on December 15th for delivery the following weekend. Contact Carrie with questions: 917-757-4269.



As mental health clinic director at Family Service League (FSL), PCS parent Patricia Ferrandino, mom of Andrew (MP), knows all about the thousands of families facing different types of need on Long Island. 

Through their Project Toy initiative, Pat is helping FSL to provide toys to the less fortunate for the holidays, and they're sorely in need of donations. Project Toy accepts new unwrapped toys as well as gift cards to Target or other stores for older children. Pat says, "I am new to the community and am so grateful to find such a welcoming place for my son and family! Project Toy is a program that puts smiles on the faces of so many children by providing them with toys/gifts at the holiday time. I know you just received an email requesting donations for the homeless, but I think we can band together for TWO projects!" 

Please place your donations in the appropriate box in Maggie's office, as FSL anticipates serving an overwhelming number of families again this year. Upper Primary will work to organize and sort the donations. 

Cynthia TveliaComment