Give Thanks By Giving Back – MJGDS Middle School Holiday Projects

pumpkinIt’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already around the corner! As always, the members of the Galinsky Academy will have a number of opportunities to help those in our community in need.

For Thanksgiving, we will begin our annual food drive immediately. The food baskets will be delivered to needy families identified by Beauclerc Elementary. We are also collecting turkey money to meet the needs of these families. If each child in the school donates $1, we will be able to purchase these turkeys. We have agreed to sponsor 50 families.

On the Wednesday before Thanksgiving we will be hosting a special program, “The True Meaning of Thanksgiving.” This program will honor local immigrants.

We will also be collecting gift cards from local restaurants to help homeless families who have been provided with temporary housing in local motels. Additionally, any gift cards that would help families provide a holiday for their children are welcome. National chains like Target, Walmart, Toys R US and Costco would be best. Any size will be appreciated.

Finally, we have a few options for holiday gift giving. We have been asked to sponsor children for JFCS (children in foster care) and the Malevi Washington Foundation. All of these children will not have a holiday without our help. Any family that would like to sponsor a local child for the holidays should fill in the attached form.

To help provide Hannukah for a child in need you can bring in any new unwrapped toy or book. Monetary contributions are always welcome and appreciated and will be put to good use.

To sponsor a child, please click here.