LES School Raising Money to Buy Turkeys for its Students in Need

Posted on: November 8th, 2018 at 5:09 am by

P.S.140

This Thanksgiving, the PTA at P.S. 140 Nathan Straus School is giving back to the neighborhood. They’ve set a goal to provide 100 turkeys for students and their families in need for the upcoming holiday.

The Ridge Street school reportedly has one of the highest rates of attendees from low-income families in the city, of which includes students living in local shelters who are bused in on a daily basis. This PTA initiative aims to not only give these families a warm meal this Thanksgiving, but also to extend the warmth of community, letting them know they are not alone.

Holiday Meats in New Jersey has offered to deliver 100 turkeys at $18.06 per bird, leaving the school’s GoFundMe goal at $1,806.

“I want to show our families that they are not alone this holiday season and that there are people who care about them and who are willing to help,” PTA president William Bray noted in his appeal.

Buy a turkey for a Lower East Side family in need by donating here.

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