Santa's Helpers

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Sat, 12-12-2009 - 7:41pm
At Kolby's school, they have a canned food drive to gather food for the areas less fortunate. They have a contest between classes to see who can bring the most cans. Does your school do something similar to this?
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Sun, 12-13-2009 - 6:25pm
There are a lot of food drives going on around here. But most are either church or mission sponsored... and I don't know if the local school has a Secret Santa program or not.



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Mon, 12-14-2009 - 10:32am

All of the other schools in the area are doing this but I haven't heard anything about it from my kids. They have been especially bad about passing on papers to me lately, though, so maybe we missed it.

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Mon, 12-14-2009 - 11:44am
Our is doing that, an angel tree for those less fortunate in our actual school (it's anonymous), and the animal shelter drive. We also had a santa's secret shop that the kids shop at and the money goes back to our library.





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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 2:41am

Our schools all do something like that, but it's more simple in middle and high school since they have more than just a homeroom teacher. At the elementary school one teacher always does a coat drive and one year one of the room mom's asked each child to bring a new pair of gloves (you can get 2 pairs at the $1 store) to the holiday party, and they were donated to a local place. I thought that was a great idea, every child deserves warm gloves.

My dad volunteers a lot for a local place that provides all kinds of things at no cost like clothing, food, small appliances, school supplies, books, bedding, toys, etc. They have been running REALLY low this whole last year or two. We did a remodel this summer and downsized a LOT. Our family pretty much filled up all the clothing and shoes, which is sad.

We have a lot more stuff I have collected I need to get there. Most of the places like that are really hit hard, much harder, than they have ever been.



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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 4:21pm
DS's middle school did a clothing drive and distribution.
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Registered: 05-30-2008
Tue, 12-15-2009 - 6:41pm
I kwym! I have to clean Kolby's back pack out on the weekend, only to find that we missed a whole bunch of things during the week.
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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 6:43pm
That is awesome! I wish more schools did this. BTW I love your new siggys!
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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 6:47pm
ITA about kids deserving a warm coat and gloves.
I was just watching a news report in Austin about their Christmas Bureau and they were saying that there are still many families not sponsored. Donations are down considerably this year compared to last. This recession has gotten everyone down, I guess. They did a report on a single mom with no gas, no electricity. She cooked 'barbecue' style outside, and put buckets of water outside for the sun to warm up. Makes my problems so very petty in comparison.
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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 6:48pm
It does kids good to get out and help in these drives. I wish we lived closer to the city so I could take my kiddos to see some of what these families have (or don't have).
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Tue, 12-15-2009 - 8:52pm

I have no idea if my nephew's school is doing that. It doesn't work that way here.















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