West Seattle students’ help: Toys from Westside, food from Madison

We told you yesterday about the urgent need for toy donations at High Point Community Center, to fulfill the holiday wishes of families who were left empty-handed when a toy-drive delivery for distribution this past Monday didn’t come through. Among those who have stepped up to the plate, students from Westside School – Rebecca Hall from HPCC sent that photo with this update:

Westside School hosted a toy drive and brought all of the toys and dropped them off at High Point CC this morning.

We’re awaiting a progress report on how far donations have gotten toward the request for 400 toys, for kids 3-18; HPCC says you can drop off donations through Saturday afternoon – their hours and location are here. Meantime, word of other local kids doing good deeds:

From Jeanne Merritt at Madison Middle School, that photo and report on results of a recent food drive:

Madison Middle School’s students showed a great spirit of generosity with their recent food drive. Science teachers arranged a competition between all the science classes. Alisha Taylor’s class, the winners, brought in over 700 pounds of food. All in all students gathered 1800 pounds of food! (School nurse Sami Hoag weighed it all.) The food was distributed to Madison families in 41 Thanksgiving food baskets.

Last night, we published an update on what West Seattle Food Bank needs for the holiday; coming up in the next few hours, our update on how you can help White Center Food Bank. (Lots of additional ideas for how to help, including Giving Trees and donation drives, can be found on the West Seattle Holidays page.)

2 Replies to "West Seattle students' help: Toys from Westside, food from Madison"

  • Julie A. December 17, 2009 (3:45 pm)

    I’m wondering if Hi Pt needs more gifts for specific age groups (e.g., teens or preschoolers). I dropped off some things today and asked, but the person at the desk just said “Anything helps.” If anyone knows, could you post it?

  • toysforhighpoint December 18, 2009 (3:37 pm)

    Good job kids!!!

    I just dropped off 2 bags of toys here. They have a crew waiting for them. I don’t know the ages they are looking for – I made mine 3 years and up though and since I got multiple bought on a budget so I could get more. I did bring a basketball and some stuffed animals which I am sure could go to any age (well above 3 anyway). I tried to think of things that would entertain (ball, matchbox cars) or comfort (stuffed dog etc.).

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