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PAL Donates 850 Backpacks To Schools In New York And MA


09/20/2012

PAL Donates 850 Backpacks to Elementary school children in Massachusetts and New York

PAL (Partnership for the Advancement of Learning) for the third year in a row has donated backpacks filled with supplies including notebooks, pencils, crayons, and pencils cases to two schools in Massachusetts and New York.  PAL raised nearly $20,000 this summer in order to purchase 850 backpacks, 400 backpacks to the Public School 108, Sal Abbraciamento School in Brooklyn NY and 450 backpacks to the Ellis Elementary School in Roxbury MA.

The Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, School Commttee chairperson Dr.  Gregory Groover, the superintendent and the commissioner attended the event at the Ellis Elementary School. Mayor Menino commended Suren Nannapaneni and PAL for their efforts in helping the children of Boston schools.

Jesse Mojica, the executive director of New York City’s Department of Education attended the distribution event in Brooklyn and thanked PAL for its supporting their schools. The principal and the staff of PS 108 also thanked PAL for such a magnanimous gift to their school. The principal said as they were struggling with the budget cuts, the backpacks are going to be a big help at the beginning of the academic year.

About PAL

PAL is a completely student-run nonprofit organization that is committed to partner with like-minded people for the Advancement of Learning. There are millions of underprivileged children all over the world, who are desperately seeking assistance to a better education and in need of other basic necessities. At the same time there are millions of fortunate people who are kind hearted and can share a little bit of their time and money to help those underprivileged.

This is where PAL comes in to action. PAL is committed to create a friendly relation between the fortunate and the less fortunate. We are not donors, and the less- fortunate are not the receivers. We are just PALs, lending a hand out to our friends!

PAL’s Goals

Providing students with the tools that will help them attain an adequate education. (i.e. Scholarships, Backpacks)

1.     Creating a bridge between the fortunate and the less fortunate as a PAL/friend.

2.     Providing Schools with supplies and the financial support that is necessary for them to operate.

3.     Renovating rundown schools so that students have proper facilities.

4.     Running fundraisers to raise awareness as well as money to support our projects.

This year our volunteers began fundraising at the start of the summer, reaching out to family friends as well as local businesses and raised nearly $20,000.

Contact: Suren Nannapaneni, Tel: (508) 641-9983 email: suren@4apal.org web: www.4apal.org    Facebook: www.facebook.com/projectPAL   

 



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