The Glendale Council PTA Family Food Drive kicks off. Choose 2 dates for your school to participate: November 5 - 9th, January 28th-February 1st and May 6 - 10th
If this is something that your school can help with, Simply copy the flyer and distribute to your school families. (English Flyers) (Spanish, Korean, Armenian)
Please arrange for pick up date and time in ADVANCE (once you begin planning your participation) by contacting Ana Stepanian at the Healthy Start office at email@example.com or (818) 241-3111 ext. 454. Let her know that your school is participating and to arrange a day and time for the food to be picked up.
TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL DRIVE
1) Before you copy and distribute your flyer, add a contact name and number in the space provided. This can be your donation drive chairman, your PTA president or your school secretary. Parents may have questions and/or want to help. Let them know who to call.
2) Arrange with your principal for a central location at the school where donations can be collected as they come in. A corner of the school cafeteria or auditorium not otherwise in use that week is one possibility. If security is a potential issue at your school, try for a more secure location.
3) Ask local grocery stores, supermarkets and other neighborhood businesses if they will support the toy and book drive by donating used cardboard boxes they otherwise would recycle. You will need these boxes to pack up the donations so they can be transported to the school district.
4) Use your school marquee, bulletin boards in the hallways, etc., to publicize your event. Extra copies of the event flyer printed on bright paper make easy posters. If you have a moveable marquee or message board, put it right on the curb next to your drop off/pick up lane and update messages throughout the week.
“Family Food Drive starts today!”
“Toy and Book Drive underway now! Please give generously!”
“Tomorrow is the last day to bring in toys and books”, etc.
5) If you have a dedicated drop off/pick up lane in front of your school, have volunteers on the curb at drop off time in the morning to take donations directly from the cars. That way the potential obstacle of trying to find a place to park so you can bring in heavy bags and/or items is removed.
6) Ask your principal to encourage the teachers to “talk it up” in the classroom. Their enthusiasm will help interest and motivate the students to talk to their families about helping out. We know that when teachers “talk up” PTA membership, fund raising projects, or any school activity in their classrooms, the percentage of students/families participating is higher.
7) Involve your students as much as possible. For example, student council officers, pep squads, etc., can assist supervising adults in sorting donations by type of item, packing boxes, etc. Your principal probably will have some ideas on how to do this most effectively.
8) Please arrange for food pick up date and time in ADVANCE (once you begin planning your participation) by contacting Ana Stepanian at the Healthy Start office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (818) 241-3111 ext. 454
Please contact me if you have any further questions. Thank You!
Jennifer Freemon, 6th VP Glendale Council PTA