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Sunnyside Community Services Launches School Supply Drive For Local Kids

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July 16, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

A school supply drive aimed at helping local children for the upcoming school year has recently begun, with Sunnyside Community Services asking the community to pitch in.

The community services group is collecting new supplies ranging from pens, pencils, backpacks, binders, crayons, and more for students in the Woodside Houses and the Boulevard Family Residence.

“The cost of basic school supplies can be more than some families can afford every year,” said Sheena Sukhraj, SCS’ assistant executive director of youth and family services. “We can help children have a better school experience by making sure they have the tools they need to succeed.”

SCS is hoping to collect enough supplies for at least 200 students at the two residences, which are also in after-school partnerships with the community group.

Those interested in helping can either drop off new materials to the center or purchase supplies from Amazon through August 27.

Donations can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center, located at 43-31 39th St. Online shoppers can also buy supplies listed under Sunnyside Community Services’ Amazon Wishlist. To access the list, click here.

For any questions about the drive, contact SCS at 718.784.6173 ext. 401 or send questions via email to [email protected]

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SaraC

My goodness….we as a community should be ashamed! All the tax money that the immigrants contribute…the free cleaning of cans and bottles from my garbage…..the taxes they pay! And yet we can’t provide the basic materials they need in order to lead this country to greatness? How will they ever become the scientists, doctors, engineers of the future unless we provide the housing, medical benefits, education, …..abolish ICE!
Imagine for one second if our recent emigres had to build their own schools and actually took responsibility for themselves as did my ancestors.




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no one's fooled

J murphy you can use whatever screen name you want but the unhinged whining, parroting Fox News talking points and horrific use of punctuation will give you away each time.




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j murphy

I’m not trying to fool anyone. I have the right to my opinion and be heard. It’s not just the Progressives,LGBT, Black Lives Matter …groups. My Comments sting thus the Sunnyside Post edits them and others of your self loathing types mimic or parody what is written.




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J murphy

This is a fake poster in response to the previous j murphy posts….this is what leftists resort too




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Tree of Liberty

J Murray, I don’t know why you are scared of children, immigrants, and other vunerable groups … Hope you can find peace. Amen




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Tree of Liberty

You think that the 22K the government spends per student, they could figure out how to supply these materials. I take this back, it probably would cost another 10K per student for the government to figure this out…




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j murphy

My goodness….we as a community should be ashamed! All the tax money that the immigrants contribute…the free cleaning of cans and bottles from my garbage…..the taxes they pay! And yet we can’t provide the basic materials they need in order to lead this country to greatness? How will they ever become the scientists, doctors, engineers of the future unless we provide the housing, medical benefits, education, …..abolish ICE!
Imagine for one second if our recent emigres had to build their own schools and actually took responsibility for themselves as did my ancestors.




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j murphy

The sunnyside post will censor comments it deems objectionable based upon it’s own progressive agenda or anything remotely critical of it’s paid advertisers!




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JM

“Our President” the person currently staying and may I say temporarily at that, in the White House is not “our anything” and he wouldn’t know the truth if it bite him in whatever strands of hair he yet has. Let make America “combover” again !!




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Anonymous

Xanax could do wonders for you. If you don’t wish to participate, don’t. I’ll fill an extra school bag in your name.




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SaraC

No that is not the answer. Not Everything is give give give. when I was growing up. My dad worked his butt off 2 jobs to put us through school with uniforms and supplies. There were no hand outs back then you worked and yous paid for your things period. Now every time someone wants something , it becomes donations and pay pal. I have the perfect solution, (DON’T HAVE KIDS YOU CAN’T AFFORD). WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS USE BIRTH CONTROL.




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Oil Beef Hooked

Lousy kids wanting FREE school supplies. Tell ’em what’s what J Murray! You are a STRONG, tough one. Most people think kids should get the benefit of the doubt and get pencils and paper. But they can go get a JOB!




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Jimmy Van Dreamer

@anonymous…Try taking a dosage of the truth!!…Flush your Xanax down the toilet!!!




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