Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-22-19
After 6 compassion-filled, hardworking and inspiring weeks, Preston's 2019 Food Drive has reached its end! Goooooooooo Compassionate Panthers! This year, with the help of the many driven people within the walls of our school, we were able to collect a whopping, record-breaking total of 12,356 pounds of food, surpassing our goal of 10,000 pounds! Though everyone did an amazing job at feeding the hungry this year, homerooms FR6 (Mentor Mr. Martinez) and JR1 (Mentor Ms. Farrell) collected the most points in the school! Congratulations! The food that was collected in the drive was donated to the following pantries: Divine Compassion Pantry in Dover Plains, Mercy Center in the Bronx, St. Raymond's Pantry in the Bronx, OLA Pantry in the Bronx. Likewise, packages were made using Food Drive food for Preston Center of Compassion Big Sister Little Sister Program, Lamp Ministries, and Santa Maria Parish. Compassion takes us one step forward into a better world, and Preston is honored to have been a part of that step … Pass it on!