PS 120, an elementary school located in Flushing, Queens, New York, recently threw an end-of-the-years carnival celebration for their students. The kids were treated to rides, games, and sweet treats during the school day by Send in the Clowns Entertainment, hired by the school. However, not all kids from PS 120 were invited to partake in the fun.
According to the story on The NY Post, students were required to pay $10 for an entry fee into the carnival. Kids who were not able to pay the fee were forced to sit in the auditorium all day while their peers were out having fun. There were around 100 kids who came from immigrant or low-income families that were not able to afford the $10 entry fee. Sources say that some of those kids who were not able to participate were in tears while they listened to the other children enjoying the day outside.
Once Send in the Clowns heard about the children who were not able to afford to attend the event, they decided to throw a free carnival for those children. The owner of the company, Gary Pincus, said that the children matter most to him and that had he known earlier about the children who could not afford to attend, he would have paid for them.