Thank you so much for supporting Takoma Park families at this time.
As you know, the closure of schools, businesses, and many other services has put a strain on all our families, but is particularly challenging for members of our community who are out of work or who previously relied on school meals. Roughly 30% of students who attend TPES, PBES, and TPMS receive free or reduced price meals, and many more are likely to need assistance at this time. We anticipate this need to grow in the weeks to come.
The Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) at Takoma Park Elementary, Piney Branch Elementary, and Takoma Park Middle School have come together to support vulnerable families in Takoma Park. We have established one place where anyone may make a tax deductible contribution and the funds will go to address the need of any family in our community, no matter their school affiliation.
This week, we’re transitioning our efforts from grocery distribution to giving each family a Giant gift card. We hope you’ll support us in these efforts and reach out should you have any questions or concerns.
Finally, if you and your family are in need of food and groceries during this time, please email email@example.com, with subject line: grocery, to get more information about how to receive support and food delivery for your family.
Thank you for your support and please spread the word!
Meg Holland McDonald Sarah Goupell Gretchen Weigel Doughty
TPES PTA President PBES PTA President TPMS PTA President