Jamestown PROMISE Fund Donates Winter Clothing from Drive

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John Zabrodsky, Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board Chair, and Chad Bongiovanni, JPS Director of Student Services, with just some of the many winter clothing donations collected from the community for students.
John Zabrodsky, Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board Chair, and Chad Bongiovanni, JPS Director of Student Services, with just some of the many winter clothing donations collected from the community for students.

The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund recently donated hundreds of winter clothing items in all sizes to Jamestown Schools. The clothing was collected through the Fund’s recent Winter Clothing Drive. The Jamestown PROMISE Fund thanks the community for its generous donations including: coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarfs. The donations will be distributed to children in the Jamestown schools to help keep them warm this winter.

“The greater Jamestown community demonstrated its enduring generosity during this fall’s Winter Clothing Drive,” said John Zabrodsky, Jamestown PROMISE Fund Advisory Board Chair. “The diversity and amount of items collected was truly remarkable. The PROMISE Fund thanks all who donated.”

“We are very excited with the amount of winter clothing that was collected by the Jamestown PROMISE Fund’s drive,” said Chad Bongiovanni, JPS Director of Student Services. “These donations will help so many of our kids have a much warmer winter. We hope by providing the clothing to our kids it will help them get to school every day, even in the coldest weather. We are very happy that the PROMISE Fund recognizes the need we have in our district to provide proper winter wear for our children.”

JPS PROMISE Fund was founded in 2016 as a charitable, non-endowment fund via the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Its mission is to expand the financial capacity of JPS through private, tax-deductible fund-raising activities. The purpose is to enhance the educational programs, projects, and opportunities for the JPS District. The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund has already helped create and fund a summer literacy program in Jamestown, held musical instrument and athletic equipment drives and donated rain ponchos to every school. If anyone is interested in making a tax- deductible donation to the Jamestown PROMISE Fund, please go to www.promisefund.org.