On December 8th, the Italian Club held a Christmas Party for the members of the Senior Run Program of the Preston Center of Compassion.
Getting into the Christmas spirit, all of our guests listened to Italian music, ate pizza and Italian pastries, and played Tombola for cash prizes!
On November 22nd, the Compassion Connection Club threw a party for the Big Sister Little Sister Program. This mentoring program pairs up Preston students with 3rd grade little girls. Weekly, they meet - they do homework together, arts and crafts and various bonding activities. At their Thanksgiving Party, the girls had fun making their turkey themed arts and crafts to kick start their Thanksgiving break! They played games and each little girl went home with a framed photo of herself with her “Big” and a shopping bag full of food from the food drive for her family!
At their monthly meeting, the Gaelic Society made ornaments for their annual Giving Tree.
Grab an ornament from the tree and it will say what toiletries or snacks to donate for the Gaelic Society to make packages for men and women in need! LET’S GO COMPASSION PANTHERS!
Preston's Annual Food Drive is officially over! Not only did we reach our goal, but we passed it!
The Preston community gathered 12,426 points in pounds and dollars!
Thank you everybody for donating your time, money, and food! With these donations Preston's Compassion Connection was able to make the following donations:
-St. Anthony's Pantry +/- 1300 lbs and $650
-St. Francis of Rome Pantry +/- 1300 lbs and $650
-St. Raymond's Pantry +/- 1300 lbs and $650
-Center of Compassion Pantry in Dover Plains - $1500
-Lamp Ministries - $1500 & 5 packages of food (from Italian Honor Society)
-Preston Center of Compassion Little Sister families - 15 packages
-Preston Center of Compassion (supermarket gift cards for families in need) - $1500
-Santa Maria Parish - 28 packages for families in need
-Mary Clancy Foundation - +/- 650 lbs and $650
LET'S GO FOOD DRIVE PANTHERS!!!
At their most recent meeting, Compassion Connection members made peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwiches for the hungry of the Bronx and Manhattan. 140 sandwiches were donated to Lamp Ministries and distributed the very next day. LET’S GO COMPASSION PANTHERS.
On November 1st, the Preston Center of Compassion’s big sisters taught their little sisters origami! This program pairs up Preston students with third grade girls - they mentor them, do homework with them, and have various fun activities together every Tuesday after school. We love seeing our students become positive role models for these little kids. KEEP UP THE GOOD SERVICE PANTHERS!
It's Operation Christmas Child Box time! Students filled boxes with toys, hygiene products, and school supplies for little boys and girls all over the world. Thank you to the Samaritan's Purse organization for allowing us this opportunity every year - to spread compassion not only beyond the Bronx, but to children across the world as well.
On October 25th, the Compassion Connection Club made 140 turkey and cheese sandwiches for Lamp Ministries to feed the hungry in the Bronx & Manhattan. LET’S GO COMPASSION PANTHERS!
On October 24th, the Women's Empowerment Club held a bake sale to fund the filling of the Compassion Closet in Room 102. It will be filled with feminine hygiene products, granola bars, deodorant spray, etc. Stay tuned to see it all filled up! We love seeing Panthers helping Panthers!
October 19th was PHS's Pink Out Volleyball Game for Breast Cancer Awareness month.
There was 5 dollars charged at the door and a 2 dollar dress down. All proceeds will be donated to the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital towards Breast Cancer.