January 7, 2020—Come together to build CommUnity and serve those in need on Monday, January 20 from 10 a.m.-noon at Shaker Heights High School for the MLK Day of Beloved Community. All Shaker Schools students, teachers, staff and their families are encouraged to attend! Other community members are welcome, too!Activities & Events
- High School Students/Teachers/Families - Upper Cafeteria, Senior Lounge
- Special CommUnity Building experiences
- Volunteer fair - learn about the organizations listed below and more
- Voter registration by League of Women Voters, Shaker Heights
- K-8 Students/Teachers/Families - South Gym, Lower Cafeteria, Library
- Preparation of hygiene and house-cleaning kits for local families in need
- Storytime/Book discussions
- Community art project
- Crafts for local senior citizens and more
- SAMS March for Beloved Community: All attendees will be gathered from around the school in a spirited procession and head to the large auditorium for the Grand Finale. All will come together as a CommUnity for a culminating performance celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Organizations that we will be supporting with care kits include:
- Bellefaire JCB
- Family Promise of Greater Cleveland
- Fostering Hope
- Norma Herr Women’s Shelter
- Concerned Citizens Community Council
We need your help in this effort that will support those in need around us and educate our children at the same time. Any monetary or in-kind donation you are able to give is greatly appreciated.
Monetary donations can be made on payforit.net under Fundraisers, or via paypal at PayPal.me\SHPTO (all donations received on PayPal through MLK day will be applied to this event).
In-Kind donations will be collected at each school through Jan 10. We will use these to make hygiene kits and housewarming gifts for those experiencing homelessness, foster care, or life moving into or out of a shelter. To make it more interesting and cut down a bit on sorting, we’re asking each school to focus on the following areas (but we’ll take any of these items at any school if you have them). Please make sure items are new or unopened/unused.
- Boulevard - Oral Hygiene: toothbrushes, travel size toothpaste, gum, lip balm
- Lomond - Hair Care: travel-size shampoo, conditioner, brushes, combs
- Mercer - Body Care: travel-size body wash, soap, lotion, deodorant
- Onaway - Baby Care: diapers (sizes 3,4,5), wipes, baby shampoo, kids’ toothpaste and toothbrushes
- Woodbury & Fernway - Cleaning & Household: all purpose cleaner, dish soap, toilet cleaner, sponges, toilet and scrub brushes, dish towels, bath towels, shower curtains, trash bags (13 & 30 gallon), aluminum foil
- Middle School - First Aid: travel-size first aid kits, band aids, bandages, antibacterial wipes (travel size packs), gallon-size freezer bags
- High School - any of the above
Thank you in advance for your help with this special day!