Blizzard of Giving 2022
As the holiday season approaches, Brown School will be participating in a holiday giving project to help shoreline families. Brown is partnering with Shoreline Youth and Family Services. Many shoreline families rely on state and local assistance for food and other household necessities. The Blizzard of Giving is an invaluable gift to our Shoreline families!! Since Toys for Tots only services kids up to age 10, without Brown’s generosity there would be little available for the 12-18 years olds in our community.
Starting on November 14th, homerooms, along with related arts and other school staff, will be collecting donations towards this holiday giving project. Rather than purchasing specific gift items, we are collecting gift cards. Gift cards to, CVS, Amazon, Cumberland Farms, Target, Kohls, Dicks Sporting Goods, Macys, Chia Bella, Walmart, Visa/Mastercard and Old Navy are just a few gift cards that we’re hoping for. Cash donations are also welcome.
Specifically, we are looking to improve the holidays for shoreline teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18, as they are often overlooked by other gift giving programs. This year we have projected over 70 teens to buy gift cards for. We would also like to provide their parents with gift cards to help purchase household items, groceries, and other holiday necessities. We may have over 50 families to help provide for. This year more than ever families are in need.
Any donation, large or small, would be appreciated. We are certain shoreline families will be grateful for whatever we can provide for them this holiday season. In the spirit of community service, we encourage students to do chores around the house to earn contributions rather than just asking you to buy a gift card or donate money.
We will be collecting donations up until December 9th. Your generosity will make a huge difference in the lives of these families this holiday season. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to let us know.
Valerie Alberti, RN Eliza Hayes, Brown Guidance