Teachers and staff members at the Sugar Creek and Mallinson Elementary Schools are asking the community to donate warm clothing, shoes, and food items to students whose families are struggling financially. Office staff at both schools told us that they are frequently called upon to make emergency shoe repairs, using hot glue and duct tape. Staff at both schools spoke of kids without jackets who have outgrown their winter coats. Children’s socks and underwear would be especially appreciated at Sugar Creek Elementary, school to about 200 kindergartners and first graders. Both schools are in need of shoes and warm clothing. Kids at Sugar Creek Elementary generally wear sizes 4 to 8. Kids at Mallinson Elementary need clothing in sizes 6 to 14.
Mallinson Elementary School is in the process of setting up a food pantry, and welcomes all donations of non-perishable food items.
You can drop off clothing donations at either school, and food donations at the Mallinson school at 709 N. Forest Avenue, between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Both schools also participate in the Box Tops for Education and the Labels for Education programs. Visit boxtopsforeducation.info and labelsforeducation.com to find out which products carry the labels you can cut out and bring to the schools to help Sugar Creek kids.