5th Grade Club Getaway

5th Grade Club Getaway

From Lakisha Whichard

I am fundraising money for the 5th Grade students at P.S. 15 in Red Hook, Brooklyn to send them on their end of the year class trip to Club Getaway. Please support my campaign to follow my progress and share with your...

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P..S. 15 Patrick F. Daly has been a part of the Red Hook Community for over 5 decades; it is a very diverse school with families from various social and economic backgrounds. Most of the children of the Red Hook community attend the school and are primarily from low-income to lower-middle class families. Majority of the students live in the Red Hook Houses, a NYCHA Housing Development.

These students at P.S.15 are resilient; from the tragic death of their beloved Principal, Patrick F. Daly in December of 1992 to the devastating flood of Super Storm Sandy October of 2012.

Despite some setbacks over the years, P.S. 15 is a progressive school where the students learn by doing. However, because of most of the families economic status, there are limited options for these disadvantaged youth to enjoy the outdoors. Unfortunately, most of these students have not traveled outside the concrete jungles of Red Hook. Outdoor recreation provides benefits for everyone; it increases physical activities, improve social skills, builds self confidence, and reduces stress. Outdoor recreation allow the children to be free-spirited individuals.

This year, the 5th Grade teachers have planned an end of the year trip for the graduating Class of 2019 to Club Getaway on Friday, June 14, 2019. Club Getaway will offer these students learning appreciation and responsibility for the outdoors. Taking these inner-city youths to this outdoor space will help these young people discover and explore their talents, interests, and values.

There are 80 5th Grade students, our goal is to raise $10,800 to send the students to Club Getaway. As a parent, we formed a 5th Grade Committee/PTA to raise funds to help and support families who are not able to get up the funds. Although we are doing in-school fundraisers, we will not have enough funds to meet our goal. We are proud of our students and know that we must continue our fundraising efforts to support this annual tradition.

It is with great humility that I am writing to you to ask you to support our 5th Grade students. We would greatly appreciate any donation you make. Your contribution towards this cause will ensure that the funds are available to support the 5th Graders in a great send off to Club Getaway. You may may not know the names of the children you are helping, but your valued support will bring joy to their hearts and put smiles on their faces. “From the concrete walls of Red Hook to the wooded wilderness of Club Getaway,” together, we an make this a reality.

Should you make a donation for this wonderful cause, your generosity and/or your business will receive recognition as an important supporter of P.S. 15 at the Graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. We are committed to sharing the news of your sponsorship with P.S. 15 through flyers and in the school newsletter. 

Thanking kindly in advance for your generous support.

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