How to Donate

3LAKELAND_CARES_bc2Many families in the Lakeland district experience significant hardship in providing for even the most basic of needs. When I reached out to you last year, you responded with donations in excess of $4,500.00! So many families were and continue to be helped through our Lakeland Caring Closet, supervised by our district social workers. Families are supported not only during the holidays but also throughout the year as financial hardships present.

I am reaching out to you to ask for your continued generosity by donating gift card(s) to local merchants. Gift cards are the best option, as it will allow families to do their own shopping, making personal selections. The Lakeland Caring Club is also able to accept cash donations, if that is your preference.

Gift cards from the following have been provided to families: A&P, Shoprite, Stop & Shop, Walmart, K-Mart, ToysRUs, Old Navy, Sears, Gas Stations, Lakeland Deli, McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s Regal Cinemas.

If you are able to help, please send your donations to your building social worker. They will distribute to the families.

School Social Worker Phone Number
Benjamin Franklin ES Beth Luft  914-245-7444
George Washington ES Trish Camia-Cass 914-528-2021
Lincoln Titus ES Andrea Cooper  914-528-2519
Thomas Jefferson ES Carmen Diaz  914-245-4802
Van Cortlandtville ES Katherine Rodefeld 914-528-1354
Lakeland Copper Beech MS Kate Schiff  914-245-1885
Lakeland HS Dawn Pellegrino 914-528-0600
Walter Panas HS Michael Weitman
Angela Perales    
914-739-2823


Thank you for your consideration. 
Regards,
MaryEllen Herzog
Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services