The Food Drive operates Monday, October 17th through Thursday, November 3rd. Each classroom and advisory will have a box to collect the donations in their room.
The Clothing Drive collection begins October 31st and runs through Tuesday, November 8th. The carts will be in the Lower School and the MS/US carpool circle.
“Fill-A-Wish” is a special part of our donations to the 30 families we sponsor. We have listed one new gift “wished” for by each family member. Please consider signing up to donate one of these “wishes.” Taking your kids to select the gift can be fun for them to participate in this service project.
We need volunteers to help sort donations and work with different grades to “shop” for adopted families.
Thank you, in advance, for your help in making the Kids-4-Kids Program a success and one of CA’s most beloved traditions!
If you have any questions, contact PACA Service Chair Kimberly Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All nonperishable food items will be accepted.
Please make sure containers and cans are not dented or past the expiration date. We kindly request no glass jars when possible.
Kids-4-Kids is a school-wide, annual community service project to support 30 families in need from two local schools. Food, clothing, and toy donations are accepted for two weeks beginning at the end of October and ending in early November.
Food donations can be dropped off by students in the boxes located in their classrooms/advisory rooms. Clothing drive donations can be dropped off in the shopping carts located at the LS and MS/US carpool circles during the drive. Clothing drive donations are sorted by volunteers and set up in a “store” in the athletic lobby. Each sponsoring class/advisory 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 gathering all food-donation boxes, and the 7th graders create boxes of meals to last one week from those donations.
After all the “shopping” is done, the 8th grade boxes up all of our donations and recreates our “store” during their service day at The Childhood League. More families get to come select items the next day. After this event, all the remaining items are taken to Head Start and Joseph’s Coat to help even more families in our community.
Volunteers, who sort and organize donations, are vital to the success of this two-week drive, so please click on the links above for more information on volunteering.
Thank you in advance for your help in making this service learning project a success!