Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Glen Oaks elementary school donates to military veterans
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 3/20/2013 at 11:24AM

A Glen Oaks elementary school has donated $1,000 to military veterans. Youngsters at P.S. 115 presented a check to Services for the UnderServed (SUS) on Friday, March 15. The funds were allocated for SUS programs that support the country’s veterans. “It really touches an old man’s heart,” said Howard Wheeler of Elmhurst, who served 22 [...]

Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Little Neck school gets leg up with donation
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 11/08/2012 at 2:54PM

Teachers at a local Little Neck elementary school now have the means to supply their classrooms after a major retail conglomerate gave the educators a $1,000 leg up. P.S. 94 received $50 gift cards from Walmart on October 26 for 20 of its teachers to purchase school supplies and classroom resources, school administrators said. “This [...]

Teaming up to help the needy
Teaming up to help the needy
News Queens Courier Staff 1/19/2012 at 4:28PM

The River Fund New York — a local non-profit organization located in Richmond Hill — recently partnered with Payless ShoeSource to give away free shoes to nearly 90 underprivileged children. More than 120 pairs of shoes were given away during the January 15 event. It was part of the Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids initiative [...]

Fairway collects for Figoski Fund
News Michael Pantelidis 1/10/2012 at 4:11PM

Fairway Market recently raised some “green” for a good cause. The supermarket held a fundraiser on January 5, during which it collected thousands of dollars for the Peter Figoski Scholarship Fund, a charity benefiting the four daughters of the slain, 22-year NYPD veteran. Fairway donated 10 percent of the proceeds from all sales made between [...]

Grant will go to Queens libraries
News Sean P. Quigley 1/03/2012 at 9:30AM

Times are tough and the Queens Library has been facing deep cuts, but a New Year has brought with it a gift to help offset budgetary constraints. Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian announced that the organization will be giving $5 million to the public library systems of New York. The Queens Library, [...]

Astoria school feted for fighting hunger
News Michael Pantelidis 10/24/2011 at 12:16PM

Thirteen hundred pounds of food can go a long way towards easing the suffering of poverty-stricken people. In an effort to aid those less fortunate, P.S. 17 has held an annual food drive for the past seven years, during which students have collected and donated thousands of pounds of food to their community. In 2010, [...]