Community Service

Community Service 

Kids-4-Kids
October 29 – November 9, 2018

Food Donations:  All non-perishable food items are accepted.  Please make sure containers and cans are not dented or past the expiration date.

Clothing Drive Donations:  Please donate any new or gently used items.  We accept:

  • Fall/winter children’s clothing, sizes Newborn – 16/18 kids
  • Coats, Hats, and Gloves, all sizes
  • TOYS for all ages
  • Blankets, Bedding, and Towels
  • Bikes and Riding toys
  • Games, Puzzles, and Activity Books
  • Books (all ages)
  • Toiletries 
  • Paper Products (Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, etc.) and Cleaning supplies (unopened) 

(Please note we cannot take adult-size clothing, any spring/summer clothing, or shoes.)

Fill-A-Wish:  We try to provide each family member of the 32 sponsored families with one new item, or “wish,” ranging from toys, bedding, toiletries, or other specific wishes.  If you would like to help grant that wish, please click on the link on this page.  If you don’t have time to shop for wishes but still want to help fill a wish, there is a way to donate money and we will shop for you.  Fill-A-Wish donations are anonymous, and you may sign up for as many as you would like!

 

Read more below for how it all comes together!!

Kids-4-Kids is a school-wide, annual community service project to support families in need from the Childhood League and Siebert Elementary.  Food and clothing donations will be accepted from Monday, October 29 through Thursday, November 8.  Volunteers, who sort and organize donations, are vital to the success of this two-week drive, so please click on the links above and below for more information on volunteering. 

Donations can be dropped off in the shopping carts located at the LS and US carpool circles during the drive.  Donations are sorted and set up in a “store” in the athletic lobby.  Each sponsoring class will come “shop” in the store for their family.  If your child is in a sponsoring classroom (not all classrooms choose to sponsor a family), they are in charge of collecting all the needed items from the athletic lobby “store.”  The sponsoring classroom teacher may ask for additional items such as diapers, socks, underwear, and/or pajamas that we may not have received during the drive.  Aside from those extra requests from the classrooms, please make all donations through the clothing drive, so we can provide as many items as we can for the kids to “shop.”  We want to be sure that all the families receive items, and that all the wonderful items we receive are shared among all our families.  

In addition to the donations shopped for by the LS classrooms and the MS/US advisories, we also have some grades taking on specific tasks.  The 4th graders will shop for perishable foods to add to the non-perishable donations.  The 5th graders will shop for toiletries.  The 6th graders are responsible for going through all the non-perishable food donations, and the 7th graders create boxes of meals from those donations. 

After all the “shopping” is done, the 8th grade boxes up all of our donations and recreates our “store” during a service day at The Childhood League.  More families get to come select items.  After this event, all the remaining items are taken to Head Start and Joseph’s Coat to help even more families in our community.