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by Peter Wilson

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

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

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by Peter Wilson

BSGE Hurricane Sandy Warm Coat Drive

Hi everyone–
The last week has had a tremendous impact upon New Yorkers and everyone who felt the harsh effects of Hurricane Sandy.  The Helping Hands Committee met yesterday and shared how they felt after the disaster.  The conversation soon shifted to a discussion of what can be done to immediately help fellow New Yorkers and our brothers and sisters in Haiti who we’ve helped in the past.  Haitians have been also especially hard hit by Hurricane Sandy with an imminent medical disaster on the horizon for many who live on the island.
The committee will be starting an immediate warm coat, blankets and clothing drive.  HH members will be reaching out to all advisories over the coming days.  All clothing donations and blankets must be clean, without holes or considerable damage.  No hats, gloves or scarves will be accepted.  We will also be