Patchogue builds TP Pyramid for charity

June 7, 2018 by  

Our local American Legion, VFW, and Congregational Church have come together to host the first Patchogue Operation TP Pyramid. This event will not only be unique, but will provide a much needed commodity for local homeless transition homes and shelters.

Over 25,000 rolls of Scott toilet paper are being gathered to raise the world’s largest TP pyramid on Main Street during the July Alive After Five event. Businesses, non-profit organizations, associations and individuals can either donate rolls or money to buy them. Drop-off will be provided by the Congregational Church of Patchogue.

Those who wish to be a part of the building experience can bring their donations with them or buy rolls at the event.

The hope is to gain attention on news media and possibly be included into Guinness World Records, not so much for the oddity but for the need for the items. These items are considered a luxury and are not allowed as part of grants or other funds contributed to the homeless programs in our area.

The two main beneficiaries at this time will be Long Island Veteran Shelters and the women and children’s LI Against Domestic Violence shelter. Other places are being considered. Some enterprising person may want to get some t-shirts made with the operation’s colorful graphic design on them.

Operation TP Pyramid will take place from 3:00 pm until 9:00 on Thursday, July 19 at Capital One Plaza, 116 E. Main Street.