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!
The proceeds from this week's Food Fest Thursday-Friday will be going to City Meals on Wheels, an organization that serves homebound elderly in all five boroughs. Without this mobile food pantry, many New Yorkers, unable to walk to the supermarket due to age and disability, would be at risk for malnourishment. Preston’s compassion permeates throughout New York, by supporting this organization.
This week, another charitable act took the form of hurricane relief for Puerto Rico. The proceeds from two FoodFest Friday collections totaled $135. They were used to purchase needed items that are being collected by Preston's World Relief Club. Not only do we embrace those in need at the community level, but Preston’s compassion reaches over sea.
Preston's Food Fest Friday is opportunity for students to donate their spare change to particular cause every Friday in exchange for a lollipop. This is a small way in which Preston's club, Compassion & Connection, make a difference in a world full of people in need.
The past two weeks’ proceeds made a $166 donation to The National Catholic Education Association's hurricane relief efforts possible. "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart" -Winnie the Pooh