New City School Rebuilding & Recovery Fund
On July 29th, New City School experienced significant flooding and damages related to the torrential rain that took place that afternoon, which quickly overwhelmed city storm drains and caused flash flooding in the Central West End area. You can watch a video message from Head of School Alexis Wright with further information about the situation here.
We continue to be touched by the outpouring of support from our community members in response to the damages that we sustained during last week’s flooding. So many of you have offered to help as we prepare for the start of school, and we appreciate each and every one of you.
Here are three ways in which you can help right now:
- First, we have set up a New City School Rebuilding and Recovery Fund. A monetary gift of any amount will help us to offset all of the costs associated with outfitting new classrooms, buying supplies, and ensuring that school can resume safely and comfortably for our children and teachers. Please use the form below to make a donation; contact Michele South with any questions about your gift.
- Two, we would love to accept any new or gently used storybooks for ages 3 through 6. If you are able to shop locally, we recommend supporting Left Bank Books in the Central West End (which was also impacted by flooding) and The Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves (managed by a former New City parent). The Novel Neighbor is offering a 20% school discount off of any book purchased for NCS if the purchaser mentions it's for the school when ordering, either online (in the order comments) or in person. If you choose to donate a book, please wait for more information to be sent out before dropping any books off at school.
- Three, we anticipate that there will be a need for physical labor in the coming weeks as we work on unboxing materials, assembling and moving furniture, and relocating classroom materials. Please stay tuned for more information about on-site volunteer activities, which we will know more about as the clean-up efforts progress.
Thank you again for your offers of help and your kind messages—we truly appreciate everyone’s support.