Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hurricane Relief Information

As I mentioned in my recent blog, we are working on a way to include all of our students, staff, Parent Teacher Associations/Organizations, and community members to organize a relief effort for Hurricane Sandy victims in the downstate area.

We have had great support so far and just added the missing piece at the high school with Mrs. Deemer organizing the students there. So we are ready to rock and roll.

Pasted below is the letter that we will be sending home. (If you would like to access a PDF version online, click here.) Please notice that everything is organized by grade level and the ultimate goal is to be able to provide "relief kits" containing many essential items.

Your help is greatly appreciated. Our students will roll up their sleeves and put everything together, and we have had some generous community members willing to drive the kits to the downstate area. Awesome! Let's work together to make this happen.  

If you do not have a child in the school and want to help, just pick an item from the list and drop it off at one of our buildings. If you have a business that already delivers downstate and you would like to help with transportation, please let me know as well and we might be able to spread deliveries out (cbrown@westgenesee.org).

Thanks again!



In an effort to provide relief to our fellow New Yorkers who were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, West Genesee School District will be assembling and donating hygiene kits to those most in need. Each student will have the opportunity to make a difference by participating in assembling the kits.

To ensure that we receive all necessary items, we are asking for the following grade donations:

Kindergarten: 6 Band-Aids (in a sandwich bag)       
1st Grade: 1 washcloth
2nd Grade: 1 nail clipper
3rd Grade: 1 small container of hand sanitizer
4th Grade: 1 bar of soap         
5th Grade: 2 one gallon plastic Ziploc bags
6th Grade: 2 “D” batteries
7th Grade: 1 bottle of conditioner                              
8th Grade: 1 hand towel
9th Grade: 1 stick deodorant
10th Grade: 1 tube of toothpaste
11th Grade: 1 toothbrush
12th Grade: 1 bottle of shampoo
We will be collecting in all buildings up to Thursday, November 15 and assembling the kits on Friday, November 16. If there are community members that would like to donate items, you may drop them off at any of the West Genesee Schools.

Thank you for your participation in this project.