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UFT holiday party and toy drive

The UFT welcomed 80 children from eight city shelters to a special holiday celebration organized in partnership with Coalition for the Homeless on Dec. 10 at union headquarters in Manhattan.

Supporting migrant students

Public school educators across the city have stepped up to address the educational, socio-emotional and economic needs of the 6,000 migrant students, shipped from Texas, who have arrived in city schools this fall.

Donate to the Thanksgiving coat drive for NYC students

Donate to help the UFT purchase new winter coats and accessories for children in New York City.

Clean confidence

In an effort to support and boost attendance, a new six-month pilot program and partnership between the UFT's United Community Schools and Clean Rite laundromats will give students and their families at five schools in four boroughs easy access to...

Fun, excitement — and a new coat, too! 

The UFT's Middle Schools Division, in partnership with the city Department of Education, hosted a Thanksgiving Luncheon for 200 students who live in transitional housing on Nov. 23 at UFT headquarters in Manhattan.

Helping our students in homeless shelters

The UFT Middle School Division’s annual Thanksgiving Holiday Feast and Winter Clothing Drive for homeless students demonstrates what Thanksgiving is all about.

Coalition for the Homeless Holiday Party 2019

Magic was in the air at the UFT's annual holiday party for homeless students, hosted in partnership with the Coalition for the Homeless.

Thanksgiving Luncheon for Homeless Students 2019

About 200 students living in transitional housing received free winter coats, ate a Thanksgiving meal and tried their hands at many crafts and activities at the sixth annual UFT Thanksgiving Luncheon on Nov. 23, thanks to a partnership between the UFT’s Middle Schools Division and the DOE.

UFT holiday party for homeless students

It was a day of wonder and thrills, a chance to fist-bump with the mighty Bumble Bee Transformer and dance with the Black Panther. But it was Santa Claus who won the hearts of the 120 children from homeless shelters across the city who lined up to...

Brooklyn school digs deep

Everybody got into the act at PS 209 in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, when it came to raising money to buy coats and other winter clothing items for the annual UFT Thanksgiving Luncheon for homeless students.