Holiday Clothing and Food Drives

Students in grades 5 and 6 are spearheading a clothing drive and a food drive to help our neighbors. Please read below to see how you can help those in our community.  Our students thank you for your generosity! Together We Can!

Clothing Drive: Tomorrow is the last day to donate gently-used clothing to Ella Baker Elementary’s clothing bank. Please wash all donated clothes, which can be delivered to students’ homerooms. The most needed items are leggings/pants, shoes (not boots), sweatshirts and raincoats. T-shirts, long sleeve shirts and shorts are also appreciated. Fifth graders will collect and arrange the delivery of the clothes to the school. Thank you for helping Ella Baker Elementary!

Food Drive: Students in grade 6 will once again lead the annual Holiday Food Drive to benefit families served by St. Vincent de Paul’s food pantry. The need is greater than ever. Please help our neighbors, and please help students in grade 6 make the Holiday Food Drive successful. Donations can be dropped off at students’ classrooms until November 23. Students may bring items as often as they wish. More information can be found here.

Items must be non-perishable and in non-glass containers. A list of suggested items:

  • Peanut butter, jelly, jam
  • Cereal
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meats, fish, chili, soups, stews
  • Pasta and pasta sauces
  • Macaroni & Cheese and other boxes meals
  • Paper products (TP, sanitary items, wipes, diapers)
  • Dried pudding, Jell-o
  • Nuts and dried fruit