Below is a message authored (on a paper bag 😉 ) on Thursday Dec 18th by the members WSB’s Student Council while traveling to and from Paul’s Place in downtown Baltimore:
We are now on the bus with Mr. Anderson heading towards Paul’s Place to drop off all of the food and toys our community has collected over the last few weeks. Thank you so much for your donations, they will help many families have a happy holiday season.
We just dropped of the food and had a tour of the facilities. We saw their many community resources… a kitchen, a computer lab, a clothing “store,” and met dedicated volunteers and social workers. We want to continue to support this unique and beneficial organization. When we return from our holiday break, we will have further conversations with Jayna Powell from Paul’s Place about how we can continue to help them with their mission to give the poverty-stricken people of Baltimore respect and dignity.
The Student Council
Below are photos of our trip:
The Student Council’s food drive donations have been delivered to Paul’s Place in Southwest Baltimore. The donation weighed in at 181 pounds!
Our students have been visiting and volunteering at Paul’s Place since 2009. During various trips there students have served food, bused tables, assisted people, and organized clothing. In fact, our 7th grade class will be volunteering at Paul’s Place later this winter. On behalf of the WSB Student Council & Paul’s Place, I thank you for your generosity and support of this year’s food drive.
The Student Council’s World Food Day Food Drive finished up last Friday. And although your generosity truly knows no bounds, I’m pleased to report that it did physically weigh in at (drum roll please. . . .) 175 pounds of food! I’ll be driving it all down to Paul’s Place within the next few days. Paul’s Place is a non-profit organization located in Southwest Baltimore. They offer a plethora of programs for in-need Baltimore City residents. Check out their website by clicking the logo below. If you have any last minute things you’d like to donate please let me or Jean know ASAP. Great job everyone!!!
Hello! As you know the Student Council is hosting a FOOD DRIVE in honor of last month’s World Food Day. We will be accepting non-perishable foods until this Friday, November 15th. Please have your student place any donation in the box in the front hallway.
We are currently weighing in at 83 pounds!
Thank you for your continued support!
Hi there! October 16th was World Food Day and in acknowledgment our Student Council will be hosting a 15 day FOOD DRIVE from November 1-15. A collection box will be found in the front lobby. All non-perishable food is welcome, and below is a list of the most needed items (including non-food items). Last year we collected 190lbs of food for Maryland’s hungry. Let’s shoot for 300lbs this year and give our neighbors in need a Thanksgiving Feast!
Meat & Protein
- canned meat, ham and chicken
- peanut butter
- macaroni and cheese
- canned stews
- canned tuna, salmon and sardines
- nuts and seeds
- dried canned beans
Breads & Cereals
- breakfast cereal
- rice and rice cakes
Fruits & Vegetables
- canned fruits and juices
- canned vegetables
- canned soup
- sauces/salad dressing
- evaporated milk
- powdered milk
- infant formula
- puddings and custards
Thank you for your support!
Greetings! Today is World Food Day, and to honor it, WSB’s Student Council will be hosting a food drive. The drive’s dates are still to be determined — but it will be happening soon. So get ready to clear out those pantries of all the extra canned goods that have been lingering. This morning the 8th grade and I had a lively conversation about food miles. We calculated that the ingredients of a typical bowl of cereal may have traveled over 5000 miles to get onto a kitchen table in Baltimore, MD. We discussed shopping at farmers’ markets vs supermarkets, the importance our local economy, and making informed decisions about the food we eat.
Today at lunch I had some eager 2nd grade students help me roll up the hoses as we start to prepare the garden for the long cold ahead. We’re hoping to do some winter gardening this year, so we’ll be making a some cold frames over the next couple of weeks. We’ll also be edging out the garden and putting down more mulch soon. Plus, we have hopes of firing up the old earth oven before winter hits! More on that soon.
Another exciting development is the new Fairy Garden in the Children’s Garden outdoor area. Working together last Sunday were CG teachers, Mrs. Bechmann & Ms. Landgraf, and parents, Yevgeniy Elbert (Asta), and Roland & Naoko Oehme (Yuma). The new Fairy Garden spawned from a collaboration with Mrs. Bechmann and Roland Oehme of Green Harmony Design. On behalf of the WSB community, the Children’s Garden would like to thank Roland for providing the garden plans, some plants, and lots of hard work; and to Yevgeniy for his gift of hard work, mulch, and tools. Below are some photos of the install — be sure to stop by sometime and check it out. Who knows what creatures will take up residence there come Spring?!
The food has been delivered to the Maryland Food Bank — all 190 pounds of it! Thank you again for your generous donations and making this drive so successful.
Next food drive goal — 500 pounds!