Toy Distribution Spreads Sunshine to Students on a Rainy Day
PreK through first graders received toys yesterday through a partnership with United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Toys for Tots, and Good360. The well-coordinated effort also included several volunteers from the GCSD PTA.
The toy distribution is part of the “Unplug & Play” initiative which aims to promote offline play. “At United Way of Westchester and Putnam, we know how important hands-on play is for young children, and we are thrilled to give toys, games, and books to elementary school students in Greenburgh Central School District,” said Avery Zuvic, Director of Community Impact for United Way of Westchester and Putnam.
Catherine Addor, Director of IB for GCSD notes the synergy between the initiative and its partners with the Primary Years Program (PYP) “As an IB district, PYP acknowledges that play-based learning is an essential approach for young children, enabling them to explore, discover, and make sense of the world around them,” said Catherine Addor, Director of IB for GCSD. “We are thrilled to partner with United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Toys for Tots, and Good360 in this endeavor which is a testament to the power of play and the value of a collaborative
community, which also includes our district-wide PTA. Thank you for making a difference!”
Below is the remaining schedule for the week. As a reminder, students must be in school on the day of distribution in order to receive toys.