Harvey Relief for CSA Families, Teachers & Administration
Dear Friends and Families of Cornerstone,
As we completed the first week of school, we recognize that there are families and staff throughout our school that are suffering devastating losses due to Hurricane Harvey. Some of these families may have begun their clean up 10 days ago and others have just able to get back into their homes for the first time. Some have lost everything and will be starting completely over; buying everything from silverware to furniture and cars, while at the same time trying to help their kids get back to as “normal” a routine as possible.
We know there are many within our Cornerstone community that are eager to help and many of you have been asking how you can help. Ms. Johnson (our school counselor) has reached out to the families affected, to understand their immediate needs and how the school can best provide relief at this time.
There are many worthy Harvey Relief charities out there and it’s very likely that you have already given in different ways to help your friends and neighbors in need. Please consider supporting the families within Cornerstone, that have had unimaginable losses.
How can you help? Â Please see the link below for the SignUp Genius, requesting mainly GIFT CARDS at the places where these families shop for their immediate needs. The places are representative of both the child’s needs and the family needs (for example: buying bedding for a teenager’s room and buying pots and pans for the family).
How to turn in the gift cards?
- You/your child can drop the gift cards off at the Front Office. Ms. Maria will have a lock box to collect and hold the gift cards.
- Also, many gift cards can be purchased ONLINE. If you are short on time, you can buy an egift card at any time and have it sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The PTA will print the gift card and add it to the collection for distribution.
Who is included? CSA Families, Teachers and Administration will be recipients of the gift cards.
How will the gift cards be distributed? Ms. Johnson will be distributing the gift cards, based on her understanding of the family needs at this time. Anything received, above and beyond what has been requested in Signup Genius, will be distributed by Ms. Johnson.
Online Gift Cards: please send egift cards to: email@example.com
Thank you in advance for your generosity, care and concern. Our hearts remain with our Cornerstone families and staff as they being the process to recover and rebuild.