About 721K Cares
721K Cares is an initiative to bring relief to our students and staff directly victimized by the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. Our school is located approximately one mile away from the Coney Island boardwalk, and many of our students and coworkers have lost their homes and possessions. Our school community will be brainstorming relief items that people need, buying the proper materials and supplies for care packages, assembling the care packages, and finally, delivering care packages to those who urgently need relief in our school community, including students and staff directly affected by Hurricane Sandy.
We are a special education high school in South Brooklyn, New York. We service students with intellectual disabilities, such as Down's Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and other developmental disabilities. Our focus is to impart functional and vocational skills through hands-on activities that prepare them for life after high school, while allowing them to explore their unique interests and talents.
By supporting this initiative, you are supporting not only direct relief efforts, but also the overarching goal of providing students with hands-on, real life volunteer experience. Our students are highly capable, but are often not given the chances they deserve in terms of vocational opportunities. When you donate to 721K Cares, you are making a direct impact on Sandy victims and our students. Your help in meeting this dual goal is much appreciated on so many levels!
721K Cares: The Impact
721K Cares needs at least $10,000 to buy the necessary essentials to help our affected students and staff get back on their feet. Your donations will directly fund purchases toward clothing (socks, shoes, underwear, shirts, pants, outerwear), food, blankets, and other essential items needed at this time. So many in our school community lost everything, and need the every day items that we tend to take for granted. Your donations allow for teachers, staff, and students to start to rebuild their lives. Even if we don't reach our entire goal, every little bit counts and will go toward direct relief efforts!
When you donate, you will receive a handwritten thank you card from one of our students. Our entire school community is appreciative of your help, and we thank you for your support during this difficult time.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can't make monetary donations at this time, we understand. By spreading the word about 721K Cares, you are helping us more than you can imagine. Send this link to your friends, family, coworkers; anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn't know how. Rest assured, all funds will go directly to students and staff who need materials the most.
Remember, every little bit counts! There is no donation too small, and by spreading the word and sharing this link makes a huge difference.
Email us at 721KCares@gmail.com. Thank you for your time, consideration, and thoughts.