School-Wide Service Drive


January 25, 2024


12:00 am

Event Category:

All School Events

Each of the four weeks of the drive will be dedicated to a particular theme of donations. Below are the week by week donation categories:
Week 1:  Food – Donated to the Dedham Food Pantry: canned goods, cereals, pasta – no perishables or items beyond their expiration date
A Shot For Life Fundraiser (Peter Devito Class I)
Week 2:  Toys – Donated to Gifts to Give: lightly used toys – nothing broken, nothing missing parts (toys do not have to be in their original packaging); children’s books; games
Shoes – Giving Soles Africa (Denmark Chirunga Class III)
Week 3:  Clothing – Donated to The Thrift Shop of Boston: lightly used shirts, pants, sport coats, sweaters, ties – all sizes accepted (no torn or soiled items, no underwear or socks)
Coats – Donated to City Year/Boston School System: windbreakers, parkas, winter jackets, overcoats – lightly used or new, all sizes, including children’s sizes
Week 4:  Medicines for Humanity Fundraiser (Mrs. Regan)
Maru-a-Pula Fundraiser
For this year’s drive, each class’s homeroom will have big plastic bins where you can place your donations when you bring them to school. For monetary donations, both cash and Venmo will be accepted. When you donate, we will pass out slips where you can write your name and what you donated. Throughout the drive, the donation status of each class will be displayed on a leaderboard linked on RL Clock (Thanks to Mr. Piper, Eric Archerman Class IV, and Liam Walsh Class III). The Service Corps will give out incentives for particular donation achievements by classes or individuals. The first class to reach 100% participation will enjoy a pizza party with ice cream sundaes. There will also be rewards week-by-week for subsequent classes as soon as they also reach their 100% participation goal. However, don’t lose sight of the many organizations and causes to which you are donating. Thank you in advance for all of your meaningful donations. Let’s have a great drive, and attain 100% participation from the whole school!