Adelphi Academy Donates Hundreds of Toys
To Families in Need for the Holidays!

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos (fifth from left), Director of Academy Operations Mr. Albert C. Corhan (fourth from left) and Director of Academy Communications & Publications Mr. Richard Buttacavoli (far left) were thrilled to personally deliver hundreds of brand new toys to St. George Theatre!

BAY RIDGE — A little generosity goes a very long way! Students, faculty and staff at Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn helped spread holiday cheer to children in need by donating hundreds of new, unwrapped toys — collected as part of the Academy’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive — to local organizations Project Hospitality, Community Health Action of Staten Island (CHASI), Uncle Chase Foundation and Seamen’s Society for Children and Families thanks to a special partnership with St. George Theatre, the Kiwanis Club of Bensonhurst & Bay Ridge and the Minority Women in Business Association (MWBA) of Staten Island.

Adelphi was pleased to join with these great organizations to ensure that the toys donated by students, faculty and staff each week would be given to children in need right in time for the holidays. From board games and puzzles to action figures and race cars, Adelphians donated brand new, unwrapped toys each week during the drive in exchange for dress down privileges. The toys were placed inside a large bin in the Academy’s Main Hall that quickly overflowed!

Head of School Ms. Romanos personally delivered all the toys collected by Adelphians!

Lower Schoolers pose by some of Adelphi’s holiday decorations before donating toys to the Toy Drive!

The toy drive built upon the success of the Annual Holiday Food Drive, during which students and staff once again donated hundreds of canned goods to those in need, just in time for Thanksgiving. This year’s food drive, organized by Adelphi’s Student Advisory Board, helped to restock the shelves at Reaching-Out Community Services, Inc. to benefit its Food Pantry Plus Program.

“Adelphi’s partnership with St. George Theatre, Ben-Bay Kiwanis and the MWBA of Staten Island helped students and staff truly make a difference in the lives of so many during the holiday season,” Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said. “The overflowing donation bin in the Academy’s main hall proves that a little generosity goes a long way. We thank Ben-Bay Kiwanis our neighbors over the bridge for allowing us to bring that lesson to life and contribute to such a successful and impactful effort.”

Ms. Romanos herself was part of a special visit by Adelphi officials to St. George Theatre on Friday, December 16th, 2022 to personally deliver the toys collected by the Academy!

As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing  young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years.  Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from three years of age through twelfth grade.  A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self-expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child.” Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.

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Photos courtesy of Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn