Each year, millions of American families are left without food to eat. Now, more than ever, these families need our help. As Thanksgiving approaches, these families depend on local shelters and soup kitchens to provide Thanksgiving meals to them.
At Primrose, we continually strive to offer opportunities for our students to become active helpers in a world needing our attention. This November, we have a unique opportunity to involve ourselves and our children in being of service to others through our exclusive Caring and Giving Food Drive. As part of our Primrose Promise Giving Events program, Caring and Giving is a character-building initiative meant to spark in our children a desire to give of themselves and help others.
Young children learn primarily from the example of important adults in their lives. We invite you to participate with your child in this event and to discuss with your children what it means to help another person. Invite them to think of ways they can be of service to their family, their friends and their community.
Each week in November, we will be sending home ideas in 360Connect Daily Reports on ways to practice selflessness in your home and ways that you and your child can participate in the event together as a family. A few highlights include:
• Children in Preschool and above performing simple, age-appropriate chores at home to earn money to purchase canned food and non-perishable food items to donate.
• Counting, sorting and charting activities involving collected money, canned food items, etc.
• Creating shopping lists of canned food items your children wish to purchase and creating Thanksgiving cards to send along with donated food to recipients at local food banks.
This year, we will be partnering with the 11Alive Holiday Can-a-thon. The goal for 11Alive’s Holiday Can-A-Thon is to stock The Salvation Army food pantries for an entire year.* Hunger is real and more common in our community than ever. In fact, the more than 230,000 cans we collected during 2018’s Can-A-Thon ran out in May – five months earlier than anticipated!
We encourage your family to help us collect food from friends, family and neighbors in your community and bring them to our school during the month of November. Please bring in all collected items from Monday, November 9th- Thursday, December 3rd.
Thank you for your support as together we create a brighter future for our community!