The United Federation of Teachers will hold its annual Thanksgiving Holiday Feast and Coat Drive for homeless students Saturday, Nov. 19, from noon to 3 pm.
Guests will include 120-150 public school students ages 5 to 18 from five city shelters, including children from recent asylum-seeking families.
In addition to a Thanksgiving meal, children will also be able to participate in a variety of activities and crafts, while high-school students from city career programs will be on-site to do hair, nails, makeup, and face painting for the students. Each child will also leave with a new coat, along with a hat, gloves, or scarf.
The Department of Education selected the shelters and arranged for chaperons and transportation.