Number of Participants: 19
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $3,211
Event Type: Children & Youth
Sport: Boys Basketball
School: Pleasantville High School
Date: December 6, 2023
Our Pleasantville Varsity Girls are working with the Mercy Center in the Bronx, NY. The Mercy Center creates opportunities for families in the South Bronx to help with employment, escaping violent and oppressive behaviors in families, and helping immigrants escape feelings of Isolation and have them become positive members of their community.
Our goal is to gather as many toys as possible for the children of families who attend the Mercy Center. Each CYO team is required to have a service project and our Varsity Girls teams will be purchasing T-shirts for all the folks who donate a toy. We have gather a toy list from the Mercy Center and have shared that with the CYO families from Holy Innocents. We will be raising money on the day of the toy drop off/game with a concession stand and 50/50 raffle and the girls will use the proceeds to purchase additional toys if certain items are needed. We believe this will be an absolutely massive fundraiser.
We have 100% participation from the kids. Our Coach Kelly Guarino has been incredibly supportive and leads these HS girls to be a great role model for our youth, but also wants them to be a positive member of their community.
John McCarthy from Holy Innocents/CYO is another exceptional leader in driving this with his kids/families.