BSGE Advisories Raise over $2,000 for “Pennies for Patients” Reply

pennies-for-patients-01-19-11The Helping Hands Committee is pleased to share that this year’s Pennies for Patients drive was successful–BSGE advisories raised $2047.59!  A special commendation to Diana Nikkolos’ 9th grade advisory who raised just over $500.  Enjoy the pizza and ice cream party–it was well earned.  Juanita Kumar’s 8th grade advisory came in second and will receive a pizza party as well.  All donations will be given to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in order to aid with cancer research and medical care for children living with leukemia and lymphoma.
We would also like to announce our final Blood Drive sponsored by the NY Blood Center on Tuesday, June 4th from 8:00am-2:00pm.  We hope that you will find time to make a donation as NYC copes with a severe blood shortage in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.  If you are available to make a donation, please contact Peter Wilson to schedule a time.  Remember, one donation can help save up to three lives.
In case you didn’t know, the Helping Hands Committee spent a fun-filled and busy Earth Day at Socrates Sculpture Park in Queensbridge, working with the Parks Department and Plant Specialists staff members in planting vegetables and flowers, fertilizing most of the outer grounds, removing debris and trash, planting a tree and preparing for the following week’s annual Kite Flight celebration.  Whew!
Make sure that you attend the Spring Concert on Thursday, May 30th at 6:00pm at BSGE!  It promises to be an exciting evening filled with wonderful performances from the talented Music Department under the guidance of Diana Nikkolos.  All proceeds raised from the concert will go to the Somaly Mam Foundation which rescues and rehabilitates young women and children from sex traffickers in Cambodia.  Visit http://www.somalymam.org for more information.
Once again, thanks for all of your generosity and support throughout the year.
The Helping Hands Committee
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