NHE/Oak View PTA

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Ways to Help our Families during this Crisis

Dear New Hampshire Estates and Oak View Families,

As we all adjust to life amid the coronavirus outbreak, some families in our community are having a particularly hard time. Many have lost jobs and are struggling to afford food and other basic necessities.

The school principals – Mr. Geiger and Mr. Cline, NHE’s Linkages to Learning Coordinator – Rosa Diaz, and NHE’s Community Schools Liaison – John Brill, have all been working to support families in need. Despite this and the efforts of MCPS to distribute meals to students, many families still need support.

You can help! 

Over the next two weeks, we will be holding a drive for grocery store gift cards for New Hampshire Estates and Oak View families in need. Two parents will coordinate the donations and will deliver them to NHE & Linkages to Learning. NHE & Linkages to Learning will then distribute the gift cards to families who need them.

If you would like to contribute, there are three ways to participate:

Option 1: Purchase Physical Gift Card and Drop Off with Collector

The following cards have been specifically requested – Giant, ALDI, and Visa gift cards (for purchasing gas, household items, or toiletries.)

Leave the gift cards in the box left on the front step or wall of the drop-off house. Then text the contact so cards don’t sit outside too long. The two drop-off options are:

9223 Long Branch Pkwy

Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • Erin Taylor, 202-997-7037

9013 Flower Ave.

Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • Nellie, 240-461-4232

Option 2: E-payments to NHE/OV Parent Coordinator

The parents coordinating this project will go to stores and purchase grocery gift cards for you. After you send your donation via Venmo or PayPal for a gift card purchase, please email the volunteer parent directly to confirm their receipt of your electronic donation.

Giant or Visa Gift Cards

Michelle Mosher

Venmo: @Michelle-Mosher-10

PayPal: moshermichelle@gmail.com

Email: moshermichelle@gmail.com

Donations of any amount are appreciated, but if you can contribute $50, it will go a long way toward helping a family afford necessities like food and diapers.

Please donate before May 1, 2020 so we can help our New Hampshire Estates and Oak View families when they need it most. We will post an update showing the total amount raised at the end of each week.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle at moshermichelle@gmail.com.

Thank you so much!  

Sincerely,

Michelle Mosher

PTA President for NHE and OV

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