The Student Council is delighted to announce the rollout of our 20th annual Season of Sharing campaign! Student Council members encourage students, families, and community members to help us work toward our school goal to collect a “ton” of food for Helping Harvest Food Bank. Every year, our goal is to raise about $2,000 through canned food donations; candy grams with hand-made greetings; a Change Wars contest between students and teachers; our CT community who contributed money for gift certificates AND a ton of donated items.
The Student Council encourages everyone to bring in a canned good/non-perishable item during Spirit Days. These days are gentle reminders to encourage everyone to make an effort to participate in adding to the food bank. Students will drop their donations in the boxes at the front door as they enter the building in the morning. Click here to see the Helping Harvest Food Bank list of recommended items.
Cash donations are always welcome and provide an even GREATER supply of food because for every $1 donated, Helping Harvest can acquire $20 worth of food!
Another example illustrating the imapact of cash donations is that you could go to the grocery store and buy a box of name brand cereal for about $3, OR you could donate the $3 to Helping Harvest to help pay our transportation cost for donated foods. Using a recent example – it cost Helping Harvest $345 to transport in 19,392 boxes of cereal (some 11 oz. and some 6.4 oz.)—that’s less than 2 cents per box. So theoretically, the $3 donation would pay for the shipping of 150 boxes of cereal.
Or, if you prefer, credit card donations can also be made by calling Helping Harvest at 610-926-5802. In order to ensure that your food drive receives credit for the donation, please be sure to clearly designate it as part of the Cornwall Terrace Elementary Season of Caring food drive when making the donation.
12/19 – Jersey and Jewels (Team up for donations)
12/20 – Tie-Dye/Wacky Day (Get crazy for canned goods)
12/21 – Camouflage or animal pattern (Don’t blend in – be a leader and donate)
12/22 – Pajamas (Eat, Sleep, Donate…REPEAT!)