At P.S. 132, the Brothers of Distinction group, which is part of My Brother’s Keeper initiative, helped to coordinate the essential needs drive. To launch the collection and inspire their classmates to support the drive, students in the Brothers of Distinction group led fellow students in reciting the “Be Love Pledge” from It Starts With ME!  by Dr. Bernice A. King (Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter) and Dr. Kimberly P. Johnson.  

Both schools received an outpouring of support and donations from their communities.

Students at P.S. 132 created heart-shaped gift tags covered with words of positive affirmations that were attached to the donations.