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    Posted November 11, 2012 by
    Far Rockaway, 11691, New York
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    Boston Helps Bring Relief to PS 43


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     KLNYC123 says teachers and locals from Boston organized a donation drive for New York school PS 43. She says people at PS 43 could not stop smiling at the donation event. 'The children were excited about the toys, to the point were we could not get them to stop playing with them when it was time for their parents to take their supplies home,' she said. The donation drive was organized by PS 43 teacher Leandra Aguirre's mother, Janis Aguirre, and best friend Elsa Bourque. She says the Boston group donated items such as blankets, food, water, baby food and other essential supplies for students and parents of the New York school.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    Leandra Aguirre is a 6th grade teacher at Far Rockaway PS 43, who has been working non stop with fellow co-workers on bringing relief to their students. Ms. Aguirre had informed me that her mother, Janis Aguirre and best friend Elsa Bourque, a 2nd grade teacher at Thomas J. Kenny Elementary school in Boston; had organized a donation drive and that they would be delivering the donations themselves.


    Today was the day for Boston to show their love for PS 43. Janis Aguirre, Elsa Bourque, Richard Bourque, Bruce Larson and Mike Do had drove from Boston to Far Rockaway to distribute all the donations that they had collected. The PS 43 students and their families were overwhelmed by Boston's generosity and could not believe that so many cared about their well being.


    Special Thanks to the organizations that had donated:
    Boston Fire Department, Battleground Games & Hobbies, members of Harvard Medical School, the Boston are rape crisis center, graduate students from UMass Boston college of education, Hanover high schools, Ms. Bourque's students, family and friends.

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