Port Chester Students Fill Shoe Boxes For Sandy Relief

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Port Chester students are filling shoe boxes with supplies this week for New York residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Flickr user Gverds

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Port Chester Middle School students need help from residents to fill shoe boxes with supplies for people affected by Hurricane Sandy in the region.

The students will deliver the shoe boxes to some of the hardest hit neighborhoods in New York on Saturday. You can create your own shoe box, bring in empty shoe boxes, or bringing any supplies or essential items you think might help. All boxes and supplies should be dropped off this week in Room 121 at Port Chester Middle School, 113 Bowman Ave., Rye Brook.

Please make sure all supplies are new. Here is a list of possible donations by gender and age, as well as a general supply list.

Adult male

  • Cologne
  • New boxer shorts
  • New undershirts
  • New tank tops
  • Slippers

Adult female

  • Scarves
  • Purse
  • Nail polish
  • Makeup
  • Hair spray
  • Hair ties
  • New bras
  • New underwear
  • Perfume
  • Tampons/pads

Female teen

  • Lip gloss
  • Tampons/pads
  • Journals/diaries
  • School supplies
  • Magazines
  • Jewelry
  • Hair bows and clips

Male teen

  • Axe
  • Pens
  • School supplies
  • Art supplies
  • Games

Male child

  • Little-boy toys
  • New boy underwear and socks
  • Play dough
  • Matchbox cars
  • Art supplies
  • Books

Female child

  • Girls toys
  • Stuffed animals
  • New little-girl underwear and socks
  • Art supplies
  • Books
  • Hair clips and bows


  • Baby toys
  • Baby food
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Diaper cream
  • Baby lotion and wash

General supplies

  • New socks
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Deodorant
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hair gel
  • Razors
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Lotion
  • Shaving cream
  • Cotton
  • Q-tips
  • Lip balm
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
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