more on pta fundraising with ps 295

You may have seen the NY Times article about changing neighorhoods and school fundraising. I truly admire PS 295's PTA for going to the mat for their school and their out of the box creative fundraising. Whether it is the Portrait Press Fundraising Projects, Beat the Blahs Winter Concert Series, or Touch a Truck - you don't have to be a student at the school to love community there. So get ready, Touch a Truck is BACK!

Sat. April 28 noon to 5pm, rain or shine $5 per person, plus food available for purchase
at PS 295, The Studio School of Arts & Culture, 18th St. (btwn 6th & 7th Ave.)

More trucks, longer hours, shorter lines and even more great food. 20 vehicles are scheduled to be part of the event, along with their drivers/operators who will be on hand to explain how they work and what they do in the community. Trucks such as: FDNY fire engine, NYPD police car, DSNY garbage truck, ambulance, concrete mixer, tow truck, cherry picker, school bus, animal adoption van, Greenwood Cemetery Trolley and many more!

The gourmet food trucks will be there too: Frites & Meats, Souvlaki GR, Mr. Jalapeno, the Treats Truck and Mr. Softee!

This fundraiser helps the school fill the gap left by budget cuts. Proceeds from last year’s debut event—which raised $25,000—funded a part-time teacher to help reduce class sizes in the fourth and fifth grades.