New Yorkers have responded to Hurricane Sandy with incredible generosity by donating immense amounts of money, food, clothes and time to help those hardest hit. Schools have been part of that effort, as well: five city schools are still providing temporary shelter to their neighbors affected by Sandy and at some city schools teachers and students spent their day off on Tuesday organizing relief efforts to help those still reeling from the Superstorm.
The city's Education Department released a guide for PTAs and Parent Associations who would like to get involved relief efforts. The FAQ sheet addresses legal questions, provides information on how to accept donations and on what fundraising activities are prohibited in schools, among other things.
Download the DOE's FAQ sheet here [PDF].