NOW:53045:USA01489
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01489
39°
H 39° L 36°
Cloudy | 17MPH

Woodside to contribute baskets for families in need

Nov. 16, 2012

Woodside Elementary School families and staff members are showing compassion for others this Thanksgiving season by donating “turkey baskets” to families in need in Milwaukee’s Notre Dame Middle School community.

“Helping provide a Thanksgiving basket to each family in the school is a simple way to reach out and directly help a family in need,” said Rayelle Simonsen, a Woodside teacher who helped organize the collection.

Woodside students were asked to donate money they earned by doing chores at home. With the $2,220 collected, parent volunteers will shop for groceries to build the baskets. Items will include a frozen turkey, bag of stuffing, jar of gravy, white and sweet potatoes, fresh vegetables, bread, canned cranberries, a fresh pie, beverages, appetizers such as cheese, crackers and nuts, along with an aluminum roasting pan. All of the items will be put into a large sturdy laundry basket to be delivered to families.

Parent volunteers will drop off completed baskets Nov. 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Woodside, and individuals from Notre Dame will pick them up after 10 a.m.

Notre Dame is a successful middle school in Milwaukee that serves Hispanic girls in grades 5-8. The school’s academic outcomes includes a 98 percent high school graduation rate with 82 percent of its students continuing on to college. Some 94 percent of the families live at or below poverty level and the past few years have been especially difficult because the recession has affected many jobs .

Woodside has committed to providing 23 classroom baskets to help fill the need for 175 baskets for families in the Notre Dam school neighborhood. Any money left over after the Thanksgiving meals have been purchased will be donated to the Sussex Food Pantry.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Developers looking to start on Corners parking structure early 01:03 PM

» County planning work on Brookfield intersection 4/20

» Elmbrook Humane Society receives threats to burn down building 4/15

» Brookfield feels sting of tax fraud 4/14

» Bus shelters coming to Bluemound Road in Brookfield 4/14

» Four new businesses choose Brookfield village area 4/13

» Diamond Stone headlines 2014-15 All-Suburban Boys Basketball team 4/13

» New burger joint coming to Brookfield 4/10

» Tornado watch in effect 4/9

» Brookfield East to present Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night' this spring 4/8

» 2015 Milwaukee suburbs election roundup Updated:  4/8

» Ponto helps out as part of national service day 4/7

» Paul Farrow elected Waukesha County exec; Van De Water out as judge 4/7

» Brookfield Mayor breaks tie on financial aid Irgens issue 4/7

» New Elm Grove business to offer outlet for creativity 4/7

» Brookfield Highway Department enjoys mild winter 4/7

» Ground Round restaurant coming to Brookfield 4/7

» Elm Grove church still considering cell tower 4/7

» Brookfield Aldermen to vote on aid for Irgens 4/7

» 2014-15 All-Suburban Girls Basketball Team named 4/1

» Adults and seniors invited to special ice skating event at Eble arena April 9 4/1

» C.A.R.I.N.G. group continues donations to schools 4/1

» Businesses team up to help victims of domestic violence 3/31

» Incumbent judge faces challenge from young lawyer in Waukesha County 3/31

» For 2nd time, woman who left gun in church restroom beats charge 3/31

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Local Business Directory

CONNECT