Stranger pays big lunch bill for students from autism program - New York News

Stranger pays big lunch bill for students from autism program

Posted: Updated:
NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) -

Students in autism classes at a New Jersey school who took a Cinco de Mayo lunch trip to Jose Tejas Restaurant, were treated to their meals by an anonymous donor.

Jeannette Gruskowski, a teacher at Matthew Jago School in Woodbridge, says that 5 classes had taken the trip.

At the end of the meal the manager came over and told the group that their entire $485 bill had been paid for by a fellow patron.

The woman, who wished to remain anonymous, told the manager that she has a grandchild with special needs and she wanted to show the teachers her appreciation.

The school created a card to thank the stranger. The delivered it to Jose Tejas in hopes that the woman will see it the next time she visits the restaurant.

It read: "There are not words to express how touched and grateful we are to you. Your act of generosity will forever be embedded in our hearts. Our hope for our students on these class trips is that they will be able to generalize skills they have leared in the classroom. We teach our students valuable lifeskills, social skills and communication skills in a real life setting. With that being said, I want you to know that you gave our students so much more!"

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Business is good at Coney Island

    Business is good at Coney Island

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:22:32 GMT
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
    From the brand-new Thunderbolt roller coaster to the world-famous boardwalk, tourists and business owners alike say Coney Island had a great ride of its own this summer. Toms Coney Island's general manager Vasilios Tourlokas says the mild summer impacted his boardwalk business in the best way possible: a 10 to 15 percent increase.
  • ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    ME: Cops' restraint of man factor in death

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:17:48 GMT
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
    The death of a drugged, emotionally disturbed man restrained by police near St. Patrick's Cathedral has been ruled a homicide. The medical examiner's office cited "physical restraint by police" Friday as a factor in Ronald Singleton's July 13 death.
  • Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Labor Day dishes by Chef Jason Tilmann

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:57:58 GMT
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
    If you're looking to beef up your Labor Day barbecue with something different, Chef Jason Tilmann, the executive chef at Strand Bistro in Midtown Manhattan, has some ideas and tips. Chef Tilmann demonstrated several dishes.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices