Thank You: Oakhill's Generous Community!
Oakhill has so much to be grateful for this holiday season. Why not spread some of that generosity back into the community? Each year, Oakhill hosts school-wide service projects aimed at getting even the youngest students giving back to a community that helps them so much.
This winter, Oakhill hosted a "stock the pantry" drive for both Mimi's Pantry and the Northland Christmas Store. In what has been a year-long partnership with Mimi's Pantry, Oakhill has sent groups of faculty to assist shoppers of the pantry during professional development days, and students have spent their weekends serving as volunteers for the organization as well. The Northland Christmas Store is also a priority to Oakhill at this time of year. When the Gladstone Area Chamber of Commerce distributes its holiday challenge for the Christmas store, the school is eager to participate.
Thank you to everyone at Oakhill for your help with this year's Mimi's Pantry and the Northland Christmas Store pantry drives. Oakhill donated one large barrel of food, plus 30 boxes, along with a massive amount of toilet paper and paper towels to Mimi's Pantry. To the Northland Christmas Store, Oakhill donated 15 boxes full of food.
Kelley Catterson, Oakhill Parent, and Executive Director at Mimi's Pantry sent a note to the community to thank everyone for their generosity during this tough time of year for many Northland families.
Thank you does not seem to be adequate.
Oakhill families are simply the best. In November, Oakhill held a drive for Mimi's Pantry. When we came to pick up what each of you took time to purchase and deliver to Oakhill for Mimi's, we were blown away. We left with a box truck loaded with food and paper products.
Thanks to each and every generous Oakhill family who donated, we continue to be able to offer items that our pantry guests need to feed their families in a time of need. In November, we served 524 families that live right here in Clay and Platte counties. That number continues to grow. We cannot do this without the giving spirit of people just like you.
Upon return from Winter Break, Oakhill will gear up for it's next service project! In January, we will be working with the Veterans Community Project (VCP) and will be hosting a sock drive. The socks need to be adult sizes, and the collection will run from January 29 - February 7.
We are excited to announce our class challenge in early January! The class that brings in the most pairs of socks will take a field trip to see the tiny homes built for veterans in Kansas City!
If you want more details on the sock drive in advance to see how you can help, please contact Maggie Newhouse.