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Compassion Matters - Pass It On! 11-14-17

November 14, 2017
By Compassion Panther

Big Sister-Little Sister is an afterschool program on Tuesdays in which selected Preston juniors are paired with 3rd grade girls from a public school in the Bronx. These girls often come from struggling families in which the parents work full time and are unavailable to help  the girls with homework. These girls are not as fortunate to have the “traditional, ideal family life."  Our Preston girls act as their “big sisters,” helping them with homework, and building relationships with them. The “big sisters” instill values such as honesty, determination, commitment, and passion in their “little sisters.” This is an amazing opportunity for girls  to have a role model, someone to aspire to be like.

Compassion Connection organized Big Sister-Little Sisters' first party of the year to celebrate Thanksgiving. Students brought in homemade baked goods for the Big and Little Sisters to share. Together they made necklaces, sang Disney songs, and danced. 

Shealin Corbett adores her “big sister” Angela Akalonu and exclaimed “this is the best day ever! I never knew school could be so much fun!” Every “little sister” went home with a thank-you card for their parents and a bag of groceries, including rice, cereal, stuffing, and cans (collected in the schoolwide food drive.) 

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Compassion Matters - Pass It On! 11-13-17

November 13, 2017
By Compassion Panther

Compassion Connection’s Bake Sale raised $100 for the family of a Preston alumna who passed away, battling cancer. Preston’s compassion extends to everyone, especially one of our own…”Once a panther, always a panther.”

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Compassion Matters - Pass It On! 10-23-17

October 24, 2017
By Compassion Panther

Compassion Connection collected donations from its members to fill shoeboxes with gifts for underprivileged children through Operation Christmas Child.  20 boxes were filled with little stuffed animals, boxes of crayons, hair ribbons, toothbrushes, tooth paste, bar soap, knit gloves, and candy.

 

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Compassion Matters - Pass It On! 9-29-17

September 29, 2017
By Compassion Panther

Preston's most popular club, Compassion Connection, sponsors an endless amount of fundraising events, such as the bake sale in the photo. The members contribute by bringing in exlusively home baked goods to be sold. There are very few times when a Compassion Connection bale sale doesn't sell out!

The proceeds from this bake sale will fund the many projects Compassion Connection will endeavor this fall, such as personal fall themed packages for senior citizens. Compassion Connection embraces all members of society through their acts of charity and kindness! 

 

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