Your Impact in the 2020-21 School Year
This school year, which was also our first year, thanks to you, and your generous donations, we were able to support 77 vulnerable children and their families in our district through the pandemic by providing scholarships and resources to those who needed it most; We’ve provided over $24,000 to give children and families access to;
♡Ardsley Day Camp for 6 weeks
♡Summer Learning Camp @CRS for 3 weeks
♡Gift Cards to buy groceries during the summer
♡Choosing books from the Book Fair
♡A new spirit wear t-shirt
♡RJS Learning Center on Remote Learning days during the Hybrid Model period
♡A NORY STEM after school class
♡Summer Season Baseball on an Ardsley Little League Team
In PFF’s first year, a pandemic year, your support has meant we could make real change happen for children and families in Ardsley;
76 vulnerable children received different resources through this difficult year
$24,400 were provided in scholarships and resources.
2 cents per dollar raised went to our expenses. Our expenses this year included the NYS fee for Incorporation ($125), the IRS fee of $275 for applying to be recognized as a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and $150 to purchase a domain and platform for our website.
2 children were given full scholarships for 6 weeks for participating in the districts' camp, Ardsley Day Camp. Assistance was provided to add 2 weeks of Ardsley Day Camp to a third child.
3 children were given a full scholarship for going to the district's Summer Learning Camp at CRS.
2 children went to the RJS Learning Center on Remote Learning Days during the Hybrid Model period in the district
7 children were given scholarships to play baseball on an Ardsley Little League Team in the Summer Season
1 child received a scholarship to a NORY STEM after school class
14 families were able to choose books from the School Book Fair
35 children got new spirit wear t-shirts
12 families received gift cards for groceries during the summer
6 Ardsley Musical Instrument Rentals were offered
4 fundraising events with local businesses were organized
We appreciate the support of 10 generous local businesses and organizations who partnered with us this year. Our achievements would not have been possible without their support.
We have also made major commitments to reforming existing norms systems in the district and in Ardsley.
We fought for every child’s right to access educational resources and activities.
We have achieved our goals thanks to a strong partnership built with our liaisons in CRS and AMS. We thank our amazing liaisons for working with us on the ground to identify needs and award our scholarships to deserving students with warmth, 100% confidentiality, precision, and professionalism.
We used our influence to catalyze long term change by collaborating and forming impactful plans with our superintendent and the district’s leadership, principal Darling from CRS, and Dr. Fischer from AMS, with Ardsley Musical Instrument Services, the RJS, NORY, the ALL, and the PTA.
None of our achievements would be possible without our supporters. We are very grateful to all of you who have joined us and stayed with us during such a difficult year.
A heartfelt thanks for everything you have done for children and families in Ardsley!