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Chappaqua Resident Donates Smart TV to Pleasantville Cottage School

Dwight Thomas, PCS recreation staffer; Gregg Hammerschlag of Pleasantville, and David Perlmutter of Chappaqua
Dwight Thomas, PCS recreation staffer; Gregg Hammerschlag of Pleasantville, and David Perlmutter of Chappaqua
David Perlmutter of Chappaqua, champion of UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Sports Talk Texas Hold ’Em Tournament, recently donated his grand prize — a 60-inch flat-screen smart TV — to the Pleasantville Cottage School, a Pleasantville-based residential treatment center that serves abused and neglected children with long-term emotional and behavioral challenges. The school is run by the Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA), a 192-year-old child and family services organization and a UJA-Federation beneficiary agency.

“We didn’t have a television in the recreation building, so the entire school will benefit from this donation. A gigantic TV that students can use to watch movies, special events, sports … it’s what recreation is about!” said Phina Geiger, director of volunteers at JCCA's Westchester campus. “The fact that the donors brought the TV themselves to see where it will be located makes it all the more meaningful.”

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