Polaris is supporting two school-wide community service projects this year. The first is the Holiday Giving Project in November and December, benefiting The Gathering Place. In April, the Polaris Green Team will host a clothing drive to benefit Clothes to Kids of Denver.
The Gathering Place project will kick off on Nov. 20 when The Gathering Place staff will visit classrooms to talk about their mission and homelessness in Denver. The Student Council will then sell greeting cards hand-made by women at The Gathering Place every Friday after school for $2. These will include Holiday cards as well as thank you cards, birthday cards, etc.
We will also be collecting packs of new socks and underwear and new or gently used hats and mittens for the women and children of The Gathering Place starting Nov. 20. Collection boxes for these items will be placed in each classroom. The culminating event will happen Dec. 18 at the classroom winter parties, when Polaris students will present all donated items to The Gathering Place staff.
Thank you in advance for your contributions. You can learn more about this great organization and the families they serve at The Gathering Place website. If you have any questions, contact Ms. Brown, Katie Repucci or Haley Figueroa.