Maple Street School students have made this a season of giving this year, fundraising to support two local organizations that help their community. During the fall, Upper School students hosted a dance, which asked attendees to bring in a non-perishable food item for the Community Food Cupboard.
Throughout November, Maple Street students were asked to perform chores at home for money to contribute to the effort. More than $300 was raised by students through their chores. The money from the dance and chores purchased 10 complete Thanksgiving dinners for area families through the Northshire Head Start Program. Shaw’s of Manchester helped the effort by offering discounted turkeys.
The remainder of the money raised through the dance and donations went to the Community Food Cupboard. A $900 check was presented to Community Food Cupboard Executive Director Martha Carey on Monday, December 9 to help with holiday food purchases. In addition, students conducted a gently used toy and book drive, so families with children coming to the Community Food Cupboard could receive a gift during the holidays. Maple Street students collected dozens of toys and books to contribute.