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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 12-4-21

December 04, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Throughout the month of December, the Gaelic Society will be hosting a Giving Tree.  At their most recent meeting, club members made ornaments that listed items to donate (toiletries, undershirts, granola bars, etc...)  These items will be donated to the Aisling Irish Community Center, for their weekly homeless outreach program, and to local Veterans Associations.  Please consider donating to this worthy cause!

 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-24-21

November 24, 2021
By Compassion Panther

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!
 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-15-21

November 15, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Always a pleasure doing compassionate outreach projects with Preston alumnae!  Pearl Marinas (Class of '20) visited Preston today - to pick up and deliver 35 packages of nonperishable foods (made by Compassion Connection) to Santa Maria parish.  Pearl was a Compassion Connection co-president and the Compassion Panther who posted on this Compassion blog back in 2018-2019.  Compassion matters... and she's still passing it on!

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-10-21

November 10, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Over the course of the last two club meetings, the members of Compassion Connection put together 275 turkey and cheese sandwiches.  They were delivered to Lamp Ministries, who distributed them to the homeless and hungry of New York City. Go Compassion Panthers!
 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 11-4-21

November 04, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Operation Christmas Child is a project annually coordinated by Samaritan's Purse.  It provides children with Christmas gifts in a shoe box - filled with toys, school supplies, toiletries, etc... The boxes are filled with 5-10 items and are labeled with the age range of the intended gifts, and whether they are meant for a boy or girl.  These boxes are sent to children all around the world.  The Compassionate Panthers of Preston have donated around 30 boxes this year!

 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-28-21

October 28, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Preston's annual Food Drive is in full swing.  In just 4 weeks, our panthers have collected over 4134 pounds of food and $3322! That's almost three-quarters of the way to our goal of 10,000 pounds/dollars! Food pantries have already started coming to pick up food. Packages for various organizations are in the process of being made.  If you would like to donate to Preston’s Food Drive, please click here!

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-19-21

October 19, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Food Fest Friday!
Every Friday, Compassion Connections holds an FFF, or a Food Fest Friday collection.  We collect spare change during lunch and give out lollipops as a thank you to those who donate.  With this money, we send donations to different charities that feed the hungry.  In just 3 Food Fest Friday's, we have collected $107.50!  Our first donation will be to Lamp Ministries.  

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 10-14-21

October 14, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Preston's Compassion Connection Is Back In Action!! 

After an EXTREMELY long 18 months, Compassion Connection has finally met again in person with record-breaking numbers!  For our first meeting of the year, 134 students attended, beating typical first club meeting attendance by 40 students!  To welcome everyone back, we did what we do best - we made sandwiches.  Being able to come together again after such a long time has truly brought the compassion out in our club members.   Students were all so excited to be back in room 100 together again.  We made over 325 sandwiches, which were then picked up by Lamp Ministries to be distributed to the hungry on the streets of the Bronx and Manhattan.

 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 3-31-21

March 31, 2021
By Compassion Panther

Six Compassion Connection students are volunteering with an organization called Luv Michael.  "Luv Michael advocates for autism acceptance and supports meaningful and fulfilling lives for adults with autism."  Sophomore Charlotte Dagostino said, "Being a part of the Luv Michael has truly been an eye-opening experience. My mother has a background in teaching special education children. It feels good to know I am doing something good for the less fortunate."  Freshman Rhiannon Hiney has already raised $432 to support this amazing organization!  Students like sophomore Amanda Tamburrino are working to spread adult autism awareness and to raise money for this organization that gives job opportunities to autistic adults, working in their Granola company.  Thank you, Compassion Connection, for your efforts with this worthy cause.

 

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Compassion Matters... Pass It On! 3-30-21

March 30, 2021
By Compassion Panther

The Sisters of Divine Compassion hold a very special place in the hearts of Preston students.  Compassion Connection's latest project involved reaching out to these sisters - precisely to let them know how grateful we at Preston are, for all they've done to lay the foundation of the school we have today.  18 students wrote handwritten personalized letters to the most elderly in the Divine Compassion community.  Others in the club made handmade Easter ornaments.  Every sister received a package with ornaments and chocolates to bring her a little bit of Spring, in anticipation of the coming Easter!

 

 

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