Friday, November 2012
As we enter into the holiday season, we deepen our appreciation for our community. We look towards each other for love and support, and come together to celebrate a culture of creativity and generosity. We celebrate the Holiday Fair, Santa Lucia Day, the Festivals of Light and many winter holidays. This is also a time of year when we look to our larger community with reverence and love.
Each year we celebrate a spirit of gratitude at our Thanksgiving assembly, and engage our students in service to our community by partnering with St. Ignatius to hold a food drive. This year we continue our tradition of a school-wide food drive, but will also include a cash collection which ensures that St. Ignatius can provide its community members with a balanced variety of nutritious foods.
We will begin collecting your monetary donations in our Thanksgiving Assembly and each classroom will also have a jar for students to collect pocket change for the duration of the drive. In addition, Andrea Shaffer will collect money at drop-off weekly. Every donation allows St. Ignatius to provide high quality food to its community. Monetary donations of any size allow St. Ignatius to purchase food at wholesale costs for the many Rogers Park residents who rely on the food pantry to put dinner on the table each night.
We will also collect food and goods in the Main Entrance Hallway through December 14th.
We are asking students and parents in each classroom to donate a specific type of food or household item to ensure that the pantry has a wide range of items for their distribution needs. (Note: Please do not donate glass,
or bulk items.)
Grade 1: Grains
Grade 2: Canned Vegetables
Grade 3: Canned Fruit
Grade 4: Canned meat and pasta sauce
Grade 5: Baby formula OR peanut butter, jelly
Grade 6: Toiletries, such as shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products, toilet paper, etc
Grade 7: Toiletries
Grade 8: Canned Vegetables (2)
High School Grades: Breakfast cereal and granola bars
We thank you for your generosity and for supporting a culture of philanthropy, community, and service to our neighborhood.
If you have any questions about the CWS Annual Food Drive, please call the Main Office at 773.465.2662.
(Thanks to 7th grader, Maci Greenberg, for her seasonal illustration accompanying this article.)