Kids Helping Kids

Kids Helping Kids
Posted on 11/26/2016
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Dear North Branch Families,

                It’s that time of year again when most of us look around and see everything we have to be thankful for.  Even with the shopping and rushing around we take time to appreciate what we may, at other times, take for granted.  Not all families in our community are as fortunate as many of us.  Many families will have very little under their Christmas tree and not enough food in the cupboard, especially this year.  In the true spirit of the holiday season and with your help, the second graders would like to make a difference.

                For many years, at this same time, we have asked for your help in a project the kids years ago entitled, “Kids Helping Kids”.  Because of your generous contributions in the past, we have been very proud to collect an outstanding amount of items for our community. 

                Each Christmas season the Emergency Aid/Thrift Shop in North Branch puts together baskets for the needy people in our area.  In a school wide effort, we would like to keep this tradition alive.  We have been asked to focus on certain items this year.  The items are:

                Oatmeal, canned fruit and meat, tuna fish, peanut butter, jelly, juice, laundry, hand and kitchen soap, diapers, baby wipes, paper products, canned goods and other nonperishable foods.  They also are in need of lots of (in good shape) brown or plastic grocery bags.  They are NOT in need of toys, so please do not buy them this year. 

We will start collecting immediately following the Thanksgiving break.  The items can be sent to school with your child and taken to their classrooms.  Items need to be collected by,                                        Friday, December 16th, in order for everything to be transported uptown to the Thrift Shop.

                We would like to thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.  It is always amazing for our kids to experience this level of giving without receiving anything in return, but the warm feeling of helping others in need.  We hope the joy of giving will be felt throughout our school family and community this Christmas.

                                                                                                    Sincerely,
North Branch Elementary
Second Graders and Teachers