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Updates from Leschi Elementary: The Giving Garland

There’s still time to contribute to the 8th Annual Giving Garland. For the past seven years, the Giving Garland has served families in need of help during the holidays. Last year we supported 39 families with approximately 130 children. The Giving Garland is geared to support the children in the families; we hang tags on the garland which represent a gift; some items are fun: toys, bikes, art supplies, board games, balls, books and some are basics: clothing, bedding, warm coats or diapers. We also give every family gift cards to easily accessible grocery stores.

We greatly appreciate the past partnership, support and generosity from our neighborhood community: the Leschi Community Council, local businesses and residents in our neighborhood. And we welcome your support again this year! To help:

  • Pick up a tag for a wished-for item (outside the school’s main office) and return your wrapped gifts by December 8

  • Donate money to the Leschi PTA (designated for the Giving Garland), 100% of the money designated for the Giving Garland goes to families!

  • Go to wish lists on Amazon, and search for “Giving Garland” to purchase a gift.

The Giving Garland and break backpack programs rely heavily on the coordination and support of Gerald Donaldson (“Mr. D”), Leschi Elementary’s invaluable community support worker. For a profile of this lifelong resident and remarkable member of our community, and lots of other news from the school, please see our November newsletter:

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