West Side School Parent Teacher Group
We are parents and children working together to give back to our greater community in different ways throughout the year. While helping others in need, we want to instill in our children the true strength of giving, kindness and concern for those who are less fortunate. Organizations such as the Helping Hands Rescue Mission and the Tri Community Youth Association, both located in Huntington Station, have become dependent upon our help after 30 years of giving. Children have many opportunities to help during both recess and after school times. The students help in creating posters for the school hallways for the many drives, bringing in donated items from home for the various drives, making sandwiches and putting together lunch bags for local homeless men, making cards, visiting a nursing home to spend time with seniors (making cards, handing out flowers), and visiting the Tri CYA to help other children with their homework. Parents support this committee by donating items, helping to organize events, making deliveries to the food pantry. Engaging your children in meaningful discussions about the need for community outreach is very important. We are always looking for new ideas.
WEST SIDE KIDS CARE HOPES YOU CAN KEEP OUR HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE IN MIND WHEN YOU DO YOUR SHOPPING THIS YEAR! THE ANNUAL DRIVE WILL HELP OUR NEIGHBORS AT HELPING HANDS RESCUE MISSION. WE REQUEST DONATIONS BE MADE BY FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11TH. ANY UNWRAPPED TOY FOR CHILDREN AGES 0-13 WOULD BE APPRECIATED!
TOYS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THE AIRPLANE WING ENTRANCE.
EACH YEAR, THE WEST SIDE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO PROVIDE NEEDY FAMILIES IN OUR AREA WITH A THANKSGIVING MEAL. THIS YEAR, OUR SUPPORT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER. THE FAMILIES ARE A PART OF THE HELPING HANDS RESCUE MISSION IN HUNTINGTON. PLEASE HELP BY DONATING YOUR CHILD’S ASSIGNED FOOD BELOW TO ENSURE EACH FAMILY HAS A HOLIDAY MEAL.
|THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR WEST SIDE KIDS CARE THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE. WE DELIVERED THE BEAUTIFUL BOXES DECORATED BY THE CHILDREN TO THE HELPING HANDS RESCUE MISSION. TOGETHER WE COLLECTED OVER 300 NON-PERISHABLE ITEMS & RAISED $662 TOWARD THE PURCHASE OF TURKEYS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!|
IN ADDITION, WE ARE SUGGESTING THAT EACH CHILD DONATE $1, SO THAT THE HELPING HANDS MISSION WILL HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO PURCHASE A TURKEY FOR EACH FAMILY TO MAKE THE HOLIDAY COMPLETE. WE ASK THAT THIS $1 COME FROM THEIR OWN SAVINGS OR THEY CAN EARN IT BY HELPING YOU! IT IS A PART OF OUR GOAL TO INSTILL THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING, KINDNESS & CONCERN FOR THOSE WHO ARE LESS FORTUNATE. ALL DONATIONS ARE ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
PLEASE HAVE YOUR CHILD DROP OFF YOUR EXTRA CANDY IN A BAG IN THE AIRPLANE WING. CANDY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY HELPING HANDS RESCUE MISSION DURING THE HOLIDAYS.
|WEST SIDE KIDS CARE COLLECTED A WHOPPING 103LBS OF HALLOWEEN CANDY FOR OUR CANDY DRIVE. THIS CANDY WILL BE DONATED TO THE HELPING HANDS MISSION TO GIVE OUT OVER THE UPCOMING HOLIDAYS! THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED THEIR CANDY!|