From The Bronx Urban Community School Team:
We have the pleasure of being part of the school community at I.S. 123X. I (Maggie) have been working here for the past three years and have fallen in love with this community! It has truly become a home away from home with the "dream team" from Leake and Watts only making my heart happier coming to work everyday.
IS 123X is a middle school located in the Soundview section of the Bronx full of special 12-16 year olds. This year we are working on giving all of our students gifts to make the holiday season a magical one.
The needs of our school community are great. Currently, we have 25.6% of our middle school students living in temporary housing. As you can imagine this makes learning difficult. But our students are full of life and energy and very excited to learn. We have a dedicated staff who go above and beyond in some many aspects but we need some help this holiday season.
Any donation will be of help and will I assure you put a smile on the face of our students.
Leake and Watts Services, Inc. wrote -
Each holiday season, Leake & Watts supports more than 3,000 children and young adults in our early childhood, preschool, special education, foster care, family support, intellectual / developmental disabilities, and juvenile justice programs. Most of the children, teens, and families we support are living at or below the poverty level so the holidays can be a time of struggle. Help brighten the holidays for the children and young adults we support by donating to our 2016 Holiday Toy Drive!
Any amount that you can donate helps - $10, $25, $100 or more! Working with community partners, we are able to get the best prices on toys and gifts that will brighten the holidays for our children and youth, meaning a gift of $100 can provide great holiday gifts for up to 10 children. Your contribution can help make the holidays happy for the children we support throughout the New York City area. Join us this holiday season!
For more information or to inquire about volunteering for the Holiday Toy Drive, please contact the Leake & Watts Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 914-375-8605. We would love to have additional volunteers!