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The Spirit of Giving

January 9, 2012

Spencer and Ellen collect donations for the Reed Elementary Food Drive (Photo by Laura Slotkoff)

Back in November, the City Year teams at Sarah T. Reed Elementary and ReNEW Accelerated High School hosted a Thanksgiving drive at their schools.  They held these events to address the technical “homelessness” and economic struggles of families whose children attend their schools.  Poverty should not be a reason for a family to not have a good Thanksgiving dinner. 

Combined , the two schools raised nearly $2000 dollars in food and monetary donations.  Students also brought in canned goods and the winning home room won a pizza party.  

Briana and Amy create food boxes to distribute. (Photo by Laura Slotkoff)

Team Leader Amy Jackson’s birthday fell on the last day of the canned food drive.  What’s the best way to celebrate a birthday?  Why it’s eating cake of course!  The Reed Elementary School team surprised Amy with a birthday cake, which was clearly exciting for all involved.

Amy blows out the candles on her surprise birthday cake (Photo by Laura Slotkoff).


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