02/03/2021: SOUP-er Bowl of Caring

Dear LAC,
This Sunday is the SOUPer Bowl of Caring! The Souper Bowl of Caring was started over 20 years ago as a way for communities to give back to food justice organizations in their local communities during a time when many other Americans experience the joy and abundance that comes with the “big game.”
During this season, we are partnering with the Larchmont Avenue Church Preschool to support the Larchmont Mamaroneck Hunger Food Taskforce. There are two ways to participate:
  •  As always, giving money is one of the best ways to support our local food partners. You may give online [LINK] by selecting “Souper Bowl” from the drop-down fund menu, or by sending a check to LAC, (Attn: Gloria Haq, Bookkeeper) with “Souper Bowl” on the memo line.
  • We are asking our families to participate in LMHTF newest initiative by packing themed snack bags for their distribution on February 9th. These “Souperbowl Celebration” bags should be Ziplock (or equivalent) sandwich-sized bags so that they fit in the distribution bags and don’t add too much weight, and could include:
    • a small packet of instant soup,
    • a small sleeve of crackers,
    • a small bag of cookies or a sweet,
    • a bag of small snacks that people might eat while watching the big game,
    •  bags can be decorated with a sticker and/or ribbon and a simple note (“Hope you enjoy” or “Have a great day”).
We are looking for at least 30 families to make up 10 bags each, and we are almost to our goal! Please sign-up by replying to this message or sending me an email (eeni@lacny.org) o confirm your participation. The bags can be dropped on in the collection boxes at the preschool, or in the LAC foyer by Monday, February 8th!


Ekama Eni
Interim Director of Youth and Family Ministries

01/13/2021: LAC Preschool Announces New Director

Dear LAC Community,
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin DeFelice as the Larchmont Avenue Church Preschool Director. Kristin has been serving as Interim Director since February of 2020, and has ably led the Preschool community through a challenging time while providing a safe and encouraging learning environment for the students.
Kristin has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, and taught in preschool programs for over 12 years. While taking time away from teaching after having children, Kristin was very active at the Preschool. Both of her children attended, and she was a member of the Preschool Board/Advisory Council. She is a LAC Preschool alumni herself.
We are sorry to say goodbye to Alexandra Belluzzi, who started as Preschool Director in May 2019 and brought a focus on updating the classrooms and curriculum to the Preschool. Please join us in thanking Alexandra for her leadership and wishing her and her baby Daniella all the best, and in welcoming Kristin as Preschool Director.
Leah Griggs Pauly
LAC Personnel Committee