At the Golden Mile Alliance’s Board meeting on Tuesday evening, February 17th, the Alliance presented Lissette Colon, President of the Hillcrest Elementary PTA, with 200 ponchos for the school’s students.
Hillcrest Elementary, being one of the schools in the county operating over capacity, has a large number of students who have classes in portables outside of the main building. When these students need to go inside to the main building for any reason and there is bad weather they have no choice but to brave the elements. When the Golden Mile Alliance found out that the PTA was trying to supply the students with ponchos to help keep students dry during their trips to and from the building when it was raining, the Board decided that the organization would provide the ponchos. Working with Jessica Underwood of JR Capital Real Estate, the Golden Mile Alliance was able to secure 200 ponchos for Hillcrest Elementary students.