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Caring for Cats

With the Thanksgiving holiday fast approaching, Winter Park High School (WPHS) is preparing to help their families who struggle to provide food for their children during the longer school breaks. For the next several weeks WPHS will be collecting non-perishable food items that will be distributed to 75-100 school families.

Please consider donating some of the food items listed below. There will be bins in the front office of both the freshman and main campuses where you can drop off your donations. While it may be tempting to clean out unwanted items from your pantry, please limit your donations to non-expired items that are on the list and in their original packaging. This approach will allow WPHS to provide each family with the same variety of food.

Also, $25 Publix gift cards are always welcome!  Gift cards should be given directly to the staff member at the front office.

Thank you so much for your help in supporting the WPHS Wildcat families!

Maitland National Junior Honor Society Hosts Food Drive

The Maitland Middle School (MMS) National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) coordinated a food drive to support MMS families in need. The school identified over 15 families to support with a Thanksgiving meals this year.  This is a true team effort, from those who donated, the NJHS students who collected and sorted the food, Ms. Mafcher who sponsored everything, and the parent volunteers who deliver the baskets!

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Brookshire Elementary Celebrates Thanksgiving

Brookshire celebrated Thanksgiving in many ways last week. Many Brookshire families enjoyed a Thanksgiving Feast with their child as they dined on a turkey dinner in the Brookshire cafeteria on Thursday afternoon. This was a wonderful reminder of they are thankful for.

Brooskhire’s extended day students decorated the cafeteria with turkeys and wrote what they are thankful for. The school’s Partners in Education, RMCAD, came to volunteer to help serve families during the luncheon. Martha Albright, Brookshire’s cafeteria manager, and her team made the event possible. The Student Council worked tirelessly collecting food from all of the classrooms that donated food for those in need.

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Live.Life.Healthy Hosts Real Food Drive

Live.Life.Healthy would like to provide Winter Park High School (WPHS) students with fresh fruits and vegetables they can take home with them over the holiday breaks.  WPHS has many students that utilize the school’s food pantry (which consists of canned or boxed food), that would truly appreciate REAL food.  Live.Life.Healthy is partnering with Amp Your Good on this Real Food Drive so  you can donate fresh produce.

It’s easy to help!  Just select the donate button, pick out and purchase the food you would like to donate and it will be delivered directly to the WPHS food pantry after the drive is over.  You’ll receive a tax receipt via email.

Hurry, the drive ends November 30, 2016.

Click here to learn more and to donate.