Wednesday, 9 January 2008

Pizza Heaven Supports School Fundraiser

pizza heavenWhat a heart-warming story we are able to bring you about schoolkids doing their bit for people who are less well off than themselves.

"The Newburgh Enlarged City School District’s Temple Hill Academy in New Windsor concluded its 7th annual "Packin’ It Up for Pizza" food drive with a new school record of food items collected, more than 4,450 items.

The "Packin’ It Up for Pizza" food drive is a collaborative effort that involves Temple Hill academy students and staff, Pizza Heaven in New Windsor which donates pizza to the class that collects the most food items, U-Haul of New Windsor which donates cardboard boxes for packing the food, and the Newburgh Home Depot which donates a truck and the services of its personnel to pick up and deliver the food to the food pantry. Sixth grade students from the classes of Kim Saffioti, Lance Myles, and Jo Ann Copertino assisted in counting and packing the food.

Copertino’s class collected 1,140 food items to win the pizza party. Melissa Higgins’ class came in second with 860 items, Megan Kelly’s class third with 355 items, Saffioti’s class fourth with 260 items, and Nancy Guzman’s class fifth with 167 items.

"I’m very proud of the job our students do with this food drive each year," said Temple Hill Academy Principal Joyce Mucci. "It’s a way for them to learn, at an early age, about the importance of giving back to the community they live in. I’m also very appreciative of the amount of time and hard work members of our staff and especially our Academic Specialist Charles Byrne put into this effort. Our students benefit greatly from their dedication and guidance," said Mucci.

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