PROMISE Fund Still Seeking Donations For Winter Clothing Drive

Pictured: Chad Bongiovanni, JPS Director of Student Support Services and John Zabrodsky and Vicky Campion from the Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund Advisory Board encourages the community to drop off gently used, or new, winter clothing at any Jamestown school in the designated bins to help Jamestown kids this winter. Submitted image.

JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Public School’s PROMISE Fund is still looking for donations for the group’s winter clothing drive.

School officials say the fund is asking the community to bring gently used or new winter wear including coats, boots, hats, gloves and scarfs to be given to Jamestown children.

All donations can be dropped off at any Jamestown school in the marked bins through November 4.

“The objective of our fall drive is to encourage school attendance by providing individual outerwear that will allow students to deal with Jamestown’s autumn, winter and spring seasons,” said John Zabrodsky, Jamestown Schools Promise Fund Advisory Board Chair. “We used our rain poncho donation to kick off the winter drive so that students can travel to school in a safe and dry manner. We hope the community will continue its generosity by donating gently used or new winter clothing items for our kids.”

As well as winter clothing donations, tax-deductible monetary donations will also be accepted.

Checks can be made payable to the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation for the JPS PROMISE Fund. Any questions on monetary or physical donations can be directed to Chad Bongiovanni, JPS Director of Student Support Services at 483-4387 or email at

JPS PROMISE Fund was founded in 2016 as a charitable, non-endowment fund via the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation.

Its mission is to expand the financial capacity of JPS through private, tax-deductible fund-raising activities. The purpose is to enhance the educational programs, projects, and opportunities for the JPS District.

The Jamestown Schools PROMISE Fund has already helped create and fund a summer literacy program in Jamestown and held musical instrument and athletic equipment drives.


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