More than $1,000 has been raised to rebuild the playground at Teacher's Pet in Levittown.
a sewage issue took away the playground at Levittown's Teacher's Pet this past
June, a group of dedicated instructors took action.
Martin thought a bake sale would be a great way to kick start the group's
fundraising efforts and was joined by coworkers Leanne McAteer, Jessica Rampell
and Jackie Rampell.
outside is more important than being inside the classroom," said Martin.
"The kids learn new things they can't learn in here. I thought a bake sale
would be a great way to raise money and have the parents and kids involved, so
it was something for the whole center."
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bake sale took place in late October right outside the day care center, located
at 2 E. Village Green. According to McAteer, who has worked with Teacher's Pet
for more than three years, said it was a bigger success than they could have
our playground was destroyed, we really wanted to raise money for a new
one," McAteer said. "We didn't think we'd make a lot of money at all
with the bake sale, but it turned out we raised over $1,000."
kids need a place to play," she added. "We try to walk them around
the block but they don't have a place of their own, where they can run around
and get fresh air. We miss it."
Rampell, a Teacher's Pet instructor for one year, said the support from the
center as a whole was remarkable and showed how much their work was valued by
the entire Teacher's Pet community.
the parents were so supportive, and really appreciated that we care about their
children enough to raise this money," she explained. "Being cooped up
inside, kids can get crazy, and it's hard to take the little ones somewhere
care director Pat Keller has worked with Teacher's Pet for nearly a decade and
was truly impressed with the girls' efforts to help the center and its
was all their idea," said Keller. "They had cakes from one end of the
building to the next, and we had a few wonderful parents who spent the entire
day here helping. I couldn't be prouder of these girls if they were my own
said the $1,031 raised so far has been put toward a fence around the playground
and beginning stages of construction, but a full recovery will take time. The
girls hope that with further fundraising and aid from the Knights of Columbus,
the playground will be ready come Spring time.
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