West Seattle schools: Ton and a half of giving at Madison

December 4, 2013 at 12:43 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools | 3 Comments

A tradition at Madison Middle School brought in more than a ton and a half of holiday spirit to be shared with schoolmates and their families. Thanks to Anne Weglin for sharing the photos and story:

Madison Middle School students and families showed their generosity with their recent Thanksgiving Basket Food Drive. Science teachers participated in the annual class food drive competition, bringing in a grand total of 3,300 pounds of food.

New this year, the winning class teacher receives “The Madison Turkey Cup” trophy, which they will proudly display in the classroom throughout the year. The winning class this year was Ms. Quynn’s (pictured below with the trophy) 8th-grade students with a total of 1,126 pounds of food.

The donations were organized by volunteer coordinator Lora Bunch and the school nurse, Ms. Kate Bobo. The canned foods along with turkeys, dairy products, toiletries and more were distributed to 30 Madison families just in time to enjoy for Thanksgiving. This monumental effort could not have been successful without the help of staff and parent cash donations, the student helpers, and the volunteer delivery drivers. Special thanks to MacPherson’s Produce on Beacon Hill and Jefferson Square Safeway as well.

3 Comments

  1. I know that Ms. Bunch has been volunteering in various school activities for years. First at Schmitz Park and now Madison. Your gift of time & spirit is appreciated.

    Comment by Dale — 8:13 am December 4, 2013 #

  2. So happy the tradition has continued!! Good job Ms. Quinn and the Madison Staff.

    Comment by star55 — 8:17 am December 4, 2013 #

  3. As a volunteer at the West Seattle Food Bank we can’t thank you enough for your generosity and for thinking of your West Seattle Community. You have made a significance in the lives of many, and we are so grateful.

    Comment by Kathi — 9:00 am December 4, 2013 #

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