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UniCycle Donations

Posted on 1/13/2017 under Schoolwide

Start the New Year with a clean closet and a happy heart - remember to send in your UniCycle donations! Quick reminder: we collect "outgrown, not worn out" SSA in the white laundry basket in our main lobby and redistribute it to students in need via the Homeless Education Resource Office and to other schools to fill up their emergency clothing closets that are used on a daily basis. New this year: UniCycle's family of schools now includes many middle and high schools - these closets need to be filled with all sizes, from youth to adult. So moms and dads - send in older siblings' or your own khaki, black or navy pants and polo-style shirts. One middle school that we support has a dress code that includes all solid-colored pants, and they need womens' sizes, 2-14, so send in your army green chinos or red or teal jeans, too! We'll get them where they need to go. A lot of this expansion is thanks to our new warehouse space in one of the PPE portable buildings - thank you, Mrs. Williams! - so let me know if you'd like to offer some volunteer hours sorting, folding and packing up clothing (as if we don't all already do enough of that at home!) or to organize a volunteer sorting session for a group of kids. Thanks for all your support, as usual. We've given out 4,000 items of clothing so far this year! Keep it coming.

(SSA being sorted this week in the new PPE UniCycle warehouse to bring to Buena Vista Elementary, which is the zoned elementary school for the womens' and childrens' campus of the Nashville Rescue Mission homeless shelter)

On Tuesday, January 17th, we kick off our Pennies for Patients campaign. This fundraiser benefits the research for a cure by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Your students will view the Charlie Brown video, Why Charlie Brown, Why? on Tuesday morning. If you're interested in seeing this 20 minute presentation, it can be viewed on YouTube.

Later that day, your student will bring home their very own (small) donation box. Help them turn over the couch cushions and clean up the car for any spare change they can find to donate. Students will also be able to buy a Paper Penny to display on a school wall for $5. Each classroom will have a big donation box where students can dump their own boxes. The class who collects the most during our two week campaign, will be awarded a classroom party.

If you are willing to volunteer to count donations and take coins to CoinStar, please email me at mary.twitchel@mnps.org. Any help would be appreciated.

The children love this campaign and the enthusiasm they bring to it always moves me.

Together,

Mary Twitchel
School Counselor
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