Hurricane Sandy Effort from Harding School

The PTA at Harding Elementary School in El Cerrito is sponsoring a project to help a elementary school that was victim to Hurricane Sandy in Island Park, New York. The PTA is collecting cards, letters, drawings and Target gift cards.

The PTA at El Cerrito's Harding Elementary School is organizing a way to help a school in Island Park, New York, that was devastated by Hurricane Sanday.

An etree notice from the PTA Sunday night said it hopes to send "a package of gift cards and letters expressing support and good luck in their rebuilding efforts." The email said also that Target gift cards could be used "to restock classrooms and help children whose homes have been lost." 

Those who'd like to contribute are asked to "bring a note or drawing from your child and/or a Target gift card to the office by Friday, November 30."

Those wishing further information about the project can contact Jennifer Russell at 510-684-5881 or russellgrondahl@yahoo.com.

The PTA noted also that donations can be made through the national PTA to support the recovery of schools affected by the hurricane. 


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Susan November 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Island Park was very badly hurt by the hurricane. Bravo to our WCCUSD school for doing this!
Kathy A. November 20, 2012 at 01:24 AM
What Susan said. One of my best friends from college grew up in Island Park, which was hard hit. I LOVE that Harding School is stepping up to help! So, I'll be stopping by with some gift cards. FYI, I can reliably report that CVS at Moeser does not have Target gift cards. It could be that only Target has its own gift cards, but I'd appreciate knowing if the supermarkets also carry them.
Betty Buginas November 21, 2012 at 05:02 AM
The El Cerrito Safeway has Target cards, in $25 and $50 amounts, I believe. You can get any value at Target.
Kathy A. November 21, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Thanks, Betty! My friend from Island Park is so grateful to the Harding community.


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