We’re In the Holiday Spirit at PFY
We’re in the holiday spirit at PFY. We made merry at our annual party, and now we are busy celebrating in the studio with our students. Here’s what is going on in our different locations:
In Bloomfield, donations from the free classes will go to Sarah’s Covenant Homes. This is a nonprofit that helps abandoned children with medical and special needs in India. There is also a donation for teacher Loretta Turner’s family. Loretta’s family lost everything in a house fire a few weeks ago. “We’re accepting money and gift cards for them as well as non-perishable foods and snacks. Her younger brothers lost all of their DVDs and video games, so we’re collecting some of those as well,” says studio manager Kristen Brunello.
Chatham and Morristown PFYs are doing a gift tree for The Market Street Mission. You can purchase an ornament to place on the tree. All proceeds go to the mission. “It’s great to support the community to provide over 90,000 meals, 30,000 shelter nights, 1,200 backpacks with school supplies and 2,500 winter coats along with other things,” explains Chatham studio manager Emily Arciszewski.
Bergen county studios, Glen Rock, Ridgewood and Westwood have set up bins to collect donations for Toys for Tots, says studio manager Gerardo Giannetti. He’s happy with the response from the students. Westwood is also hosting community classes every Friday at 6 pm through the end of January. They’re also donating proceeds to Sarah’s Covenant Homes in India.
“Giving back this holiday season makes our yoga community stronger,” explains Stefanie Faivre. “There are so many people out there who need us and need some support.”
So go to yoga this month and get in on all the sweet holiday action. Do good for your mind and body–and for your community.