Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-5-22
The Compassion Connection Club is back! The biggest club in Preston kicked off their first meeting of the school year with 140 sandwiches for the hungry ministered to by Lamp Ministries and 40 candy bags and 40 cards for senior citizens from the Preston Center of Compassion! We are so happy to be back and have a strong start! Exactly 100 students were in attendance. Let's go Compassion Panthers!
Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-4-22
On September 16th, the Preston High School community gathered in the gym to root for the Junior Varsity and Varsity volleyball panthers. Our volleyball players took on Maria Regina High School, in tribute to Amanda Tamburrino, Preston senior, who passed away on September 13th after her difficult battle with Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Our Panthers ran a bake sale and collected entrance fees at the door. $3,411 were raised! In Amanda's memory, all of these proceeds will be donated to the Westchester Medical Center for Hodgkin's Lymphoma research. As students, faculty, family, and guests sported their best purple attire for Hodgkin's Lymphoma awareness, there was not a dry eye in the gym and there has never been a bigger sense of Panther pride in these hallways!
Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-24-21
Thank you to all who donated to the Preston Food Drive. We surpassed our goal of 10,000 pounds and dollars by 4215! Preston collected 6986 lbs of non-perishable foods and $7229.
Compassion Connection was able to make the following donations to pantries and organizations:
-St. Anthony's Pantry - 1 van-full, 1 SUV-full
-St. Francis of Rome-St. Francis Assisi Pantry 1 SUV-full
-St. Raymond's Pantry - 1 pickup truck-full
-Center of Compassion Pantry in Dover Plains - $1500
-Mercy Center - $1500
-Preston Center of Compassion Little Sister families - 15 packages of food, each with a $50 gift card to Stop & Shop
-Preston Center of Compassion (families in need) - $1550
-Santa Maria Parish - 35 packages of non-perishable foods
-Lamp Ministries - $1600 & 15 packages
-Mary Clancy Foundation - Thanksgiving package donation - $250
Thank you to all who donated so generously to make so much compassion possible as we move into the holiday season!