First, big piles of canned/boxed food donations came in to support the work of the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation. I talked to the two guys who came to pick up the donations, and they were really impressed by the sheer number of donations (they were spilling out of their container)!
Also, our thriving K-Kids Club organized a new toy drive for children who might otherwise go without presents over the holidays. Again, the boxes were overflowing with toys, representing the kindness and consideration of the children and adults at Horace Mann.
At their club meeting, the K-Kids and their advisers sorted the toys according to the age of the student who might like to receive them.
Finally, for those who may be interested, Cops for Kids raffle tickets are available in the main office. This raffle (with a big screen TV as first prize) provides funds for the Lakewood Police Department to adopt families for the holidays, providing a range of presents. Tickets cost $1 apiece. This is just another great example of how this Lakewood community comes together to take care of its own!