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The Sled Drivers

Your group are like magic fairies.
You are saving people's lives. I swear, you are the best th
ing about what I do.

Manager, Office of Community Schools

The Sled's First Ride

The Sled got its start on November 19, 2019 when The New York Times featured a story on the day-in-the-life of two of New York City's 114,085 homeless students , Sandival and Darnell, who attend PS 188 on Manhattan's Lower East Side and PS 76 in East Harlem. That very day, an annual holiday drive for PS 188 (that was inspired by this story) was canceled. Fearing the children's wishes would go unfulfilled, a few fearless friends took action, and ultimately fulfilled over 1000 wishes while raising $55,000 in a three-week effort that has expanded over five years. These Sled Drivers made new tracks, delivering essential, emergency relief to children and families experiencing crises through the coronavirus pandemic and every season since. Still, each holiday, they - and their Sugarplum Sled Fairy Force - sprinkle ever more of the wish-making magic that started it all.

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