Adopt-a-School: Locals Helping Locals

NYSUT’s “Adopt-a-School” program helps union locals to help each other in times of crisis with in-kind donations. Our growing listing of districts in need in the wake of recent flooding appears below.

Help is just a click away

Looking to give? Members who may have a surplus of materials, computers, tools and other classroom resources should give that specific list to their local union president or building representative. Local presidents or their designees should then email the list of what they can offer to Include a contact name for the person who can receive calls about the items. Please remember that you must follow your district’s procedures for disposing of surplus equipment.

Need donations? If a school, program or support area in your district has been wiped out by flood, fire, or other natural disaster or crisis. consider sharing your list of needs. Individual members in need of resources or materials for your office, lab, classroom or workspace, contact your local president or building representative. Give them a specific list of what you need. Local presidents or their designees should then email the list of needs to Include a contact name to receive responses.

Needs Listing


The MCS Tech Department was devasted by Hurricane Irene in August. All Tech Department supplies and equipment were lost in the flood. Contact: Scott Gray at Middleburgh High School (518) 827-3600 and then pressing option 3 or text to (518) 275-8977

MacArthur Elmentary School in Binghamton.


IN-KIND DONATIONS: Donated items should be labeled “MacArthur Flood Donations” and either be delivered or mailed to the Binghamton City School District, 164 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901. Empty boxes are especially appreciated. Delivery hours are 9 am – 2 pm. UPDATE: Thanks to your generosity, Binghamton Schools no longer have enough storage space to store all the books they are getting! If you have already contacted the district, then please follow through on your pledge of providing books or adopting a classroom. But if you haven’t, and have already started a book drive, think about sending books to another school or library. Here’s a link from the New York State Library Association.) They still need: plastic containers of all sorts and sizes; area rugs; bookshelves; and Target / Lowes / Home Depot gift cards to allow teachers and educators to purchase supplies.

MONETARY DONATIONS: We are accepting monetary donations in the form of a check or money order payable to: “BCSD / MacArthur Flood Fund” and mailed to: BCSD / MacArthur Flood Fund, Binghamton City School District, 164 Hawley Street, Binghamton, NY 13901.

CONTACT: Asst Supt. Trina Newton, (607) 762-8100, ext. 220 or


CONTACT: Daniel K. Whippo, President, Owego Apalachin Teachers Association, (607) 760 9045

  • 3 hole punches
  • Electric pencil sharpeners
  • Adult scissors
  • Desk calendars
  • Large paper cutter
  • Chalk
  • Easels with white boards
  • White board markers
  • Clipboards
  • Handheld white boards for students

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