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Midnight Run Club Raises Money For NYC's Homeless

The Midnight Run Club has raised money for Manhattan's homeless community.
The Midnight Run Club has raised money for Manhattan's homeless community. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – New Rochelle High School’s Midnight Run Club ought to have greater supplies next month when its members travel into New York City to help the area’s homeless.

The club, which plans to distribute food, clothing and toiletries at the city’s homeless shelters on Jan. 28, recently benefitted from a fundraiser that brought students, parents and teachers together for a night of painting, according to a statement from the school district.

Paint Night, which was attended by more than 30 people, was led by Scott Seaboldt, an art teacher at the high school, according to the statement.

During the 2-hour program’s intermission, students sold cupcakes, cakes, coffee and soda to raise money for the Midnight Run Club’s efforts, according to the district, which said that one parent also sold homemade empanadas to raise money.

All proceeds from the Dec. 9 event will go toward the purchase of undergarments, socks, toothbrushes, food and other personal items for the needy, the district said.

"Our students know there are children who live in shelters in very challenging conditions, go to school to study and then return to the shelter to do their homework," said Nancy Bastidas, a parent who attended Paint Night. "This was an amazing experience. I am very proud of our kids who have such huge hearts for those less fortunate and are doing something to help them."

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