Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:15 pm Post subject: Making Things Possible for Those In Need
From Mon May 25, 2009 3:00 am to Tue Jun 09, 2009 2:59 am (included)
|We saw an article recently about some designers and retailers that were donating a few prom dresses to less fortunate girls.
This is a really nice idea and I am sure that those young ladies who received these dresses were probably very grateful.
We began to think that there are probably hundreds of young ladies that never go to prom because they just canít afford the gowns.
We also thought about all of those prom dresses that get used once and never make it out of the closet again until they are either thrown away or donated to a charity years later.
Well here is our idea,
If you have a prom dress that you know you will not be using again give it to us.
We will arrange to make it available for some less fortunate senior next year and maybe enable them to go to prom.
We will reach out to local dry cleaners to see if they will donate their services so that we can offer a practically new dress to these students.
Also we are still getting calls from some schools that are still in bad shape from Katrina.
Each year many schools on Staten Island replace their athletic equipment.
We were wondering what they do with the old equipment.
If they are not using it we would gladly arrange to pick it up and we will get it to these schools in need.
Finally we would like Staten Island schools to step up and adopt schools in disaster areas.
By proactively adopting a school we will be able to set up a direct line of communication between these schools and their Staten Island counterparts.
If a disaster does hit (hurricane, flood etc) these schools will be able to directly contact their Staten Island sister school and request items they may need.
The Staten Island school would collect these items and Where to Turn will ship the goods to the schools in need.
This proactive approach will enable schools in disaster areas to more quickly recover.
These are just a few ideas.
Let us know what you think.