FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Walnut Valley Unified School District
November 21, 2011 880 S. Lemon Avenue
Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Sharing is Caring
Thanksgiving Dinners Donated
WALNUT, CA--Thirty Walnut Valley Unified School District families will receive all the food needed to enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner this week.
Decorated boxes brimming with stuffing, canned vegetables, cake mix and brownies, potatoes, rolls and more have been delivered to the WVUSD Board Room.
Community groups, local businesses, WVUSD staff members, and Quail Summit Elementary School brought in the holiday donations:
Boy Scout Troop 789 and Cub Pack 722 donated 100 cans of food.
The Diamond Bar Evangelical Free Church of Diamond Bar brought 30 turkeys.
Walnut’s On A Mission Church donated five boxes of canned food and turkeys.
Quail Summit Elementary School’s Student Council organized a food drive that yielded several boxes of food.
Two Walnut restaurants contributed to the food drive: Carrow’s donated 30 freshly baked pies and Applebee’s donated a gift certificate.
And Girl Scout Troop 2334 Cadettes delivered stuffing and 60 Thanksgiving drawings with holiday wishes to decorate the boxes.
One colorful turkey picture said, “Is it Thanksgiving? I better run!“. Another showed a Thanksgiving table and a little girl saying, “I’m so thankful.”
Donations also came in from WVUSD District Office staff members. Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, and Facilities (MOTF) - green beans and corn; Purchasing and Superintendent’s Department –cranberries; Human Resources -stuffing and canned drinks; Chlld Care – gravy; Business Services – yams and marshmallows; Technology – rolls; Educational Services – desserts; and Food Services – 10 lb. bag of potatoes for each family.
Many additional donations were also brought in during this giving season.
“This was a huge team effort and it’s wonderful we were able to help these families,” said Human Resources Clerk Ronda La Rosa.
Girl Scout Cadettes decorated pictures for each Thanksgiving box. Cadettes Emily, Jaclyn, Jackie, Kristen, Madison, Marissa, and Phyllis attend Chaparral and South Pointe Middle Schools. They also decorated pictures for the Thanksgiving food baskets. Troop leaders are Danielle Amaya-Martinez and Lisa Kwan. Not shown: Cadettes Clarissa and Helen.
Human Resources staff members Ronda La Rosa, Bonnie Lopez, and Kathy Frith helped with the holiday project.