Needy families receive helping hand from P.S. 115

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A Brooklyn school gave disadvantaged Canarsie families a helping hand this holiday season with donated gifts and groceries.

Anonymous donors provided toys, books and groceries to a collection site at P.S. 115, where 40 needy families were invited to take what they needed from the selection.

The donations were organized by Virginia’s House of Hope, a charity that works to improve the quality of life for children in New York City.

“We selected families based on variety of different things - children who are in shelters, parents who are single moms and parents who’ve come to us and said that they are in need,” said Cynthia Ro, a representative of the charity.

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