Giving Back: #DCSgivesback

During the holiday season, we want to share information with our community about all of the great things students and staff do. To keep track of all of the great things, we asked our staff members to use the hashtag #DCSgivesback when tweeting about their giving!

#DCSgivesback

Below are some things that our schools have done this holiday season to help those in need! 
 
*The Dublin Support Association recently collected more than 3,200 food and toy items for donation to those in need. All of our elementary schools participated in the DSA drive for the Dublin Food Pantry and Toys for Tots programs.  
 
*Students from our Postseconday programs made Buckeye necklaces for cancer patients at The James. 
 
Elementary Schools
 
Bailey:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Math students helped to raise over $600 to buy holiday gifts for needy children through the Toys for Tots Foundation with local business Mathansium 
   - 5th graders have written goals for giving back in the classroom, at home and finally at Bailey with younger students. Student volunteers are helping students in younger grades with learning activities include reading, writing, practicing math, etc
 
Chapman:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Students wrote 500+ letters to children's hospitals in Ohio  
   - The PTO adopted 5 Dublin families through the Welcome Warehouse
   - Chapman staff adopted 3 Dublin families through the Welcome Warehouse as well
   - 5th grade holds their annual Mini Mall, where students create and sell merchandise.
      -The whole school participates.
      -All of their money is donated to various charities
   - Clothing drive for the Welcome Warehouse during the month of November --they collected mittens, scarves, hats, gloves 
 
Deer Run:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Deer Run 4th graders donated 1,052 books during the School Rocks Party Box book drive
   - Girl Scouts sponsored a candy collection to send in care packages to US troops
   - Students collected over 1500 canned food items to support the Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Students and families sponsored multiple families through the Welcome Warehouse Adopt-A-Family program
   - Students created a Giving Tree for students to donate hats, scarves, socks and toothbrushes/paste for Welcome Warehouse
 
 Glacier Ridge
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - The Glacier Ridge community, student leaders, and Mrs. Gould sent 29 boxes of supplies to troops overseas 
   - 5th graders are learning to knit scarves to donate to those in need 
   - Holiday Post Office is run by 5th graders with all proceeds going to Welcome Warehouse
   - Students wrapped presents to be given to the Welcome Warehouse 
 
Indian Run
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Students donated 150lbs of cornbread for Harvest of Hope
   - Food and toy drive (Transportation Department)
   - Raised $9,000 for PTO initiatives
   - Ongoing food pantry donations of produce, from our Grow2Serve garden
   - Food drive for Dublin Food Pantry (Second graders)
   - $7,500 to American Heart Association
   - Jackets, coats, and mittens drive
   - Raised $462.50 for donations for Hurricane Relief
 
Olde Sawmill: 
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive 
   - Students participated in a "My Comfy Kits" drive. Students and staff members brought in items to contribute to the "Comfy Kits" 
   - Students wrote 500+ letters to children's hospitals in Ohio 
   - Student Council collected items for the Orphan World Relief Project. Items were donated to children entering the local foster care system
 
Pinney:
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Adopt-a-Family - adopted 20 families for the holiday season
   - Donated all lost & found clothing items to Welcome Warehouse
   - Kinder Key Caroling - collected $1900 for the Heart Lab at Nationwide Children's Hospital
   - Donated 42 backpacks and 28 night lights for "My Comfy Kits" for local area foster children
   - Donated 45 coats for the "Jackets for Jackets" program 
  
Riverside
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Riverside staff members volunteered at Harvest for Hope at the Dublin Food Pantry to help pass out Thanksgiving meals to over 200 families
 
Scottish Corners
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - 5th graders collected items for Hope for Soles
      - they collected over 5,000 DumDum suckers in which HfS gets money donated to them for each one collected
      -they are also collecting and sending personal items to HfS to help the children of Sudan.  
 
 Thomas
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive 
   - Cold Feet Warm Hearts Drive (Nov. 10-17)
      -collecting toiletries stuffed inside a new pair of socks to be donated to the Welcome Warehouse 
   
Wright
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Girls on the Run program is doing a hot chocolate sale, with proceeds going to the Children's Hospital, as part of their service project 
   
Wyandot
   - Dublin Support Association food & toy drive
   - Girls on the run participated in a community impact project
   - Holiday dinner to 30 families from Conger Elementary School in Delaware
   - Toy drive for Firefighters 4 Kids
   - Holiday Gifts for 6 families along with #Lunchbag
 
Middle Schools
 
Davis
   -8th grade students made sack lunches for Open Shelter
 
 
Karrer:
   -Dublin Police donated decommissioned snowsuits to Karrer students, who will donate them to a homeless shelter
   - 6th graders spent an afternoon singing to, making crafts and playing games with residents of Senior Star retirement home
 
Grizzell:
   - 7th graders have embraced the holiday giving spirit by working hard to raise money to buy gifts for families in need
         -7th grade math teams wrapped presents for their Adopted Families 
   - A drive for food and personal items for the Dublin Food pantry now through Thursday, December 14th.
   - Adopted a number of families for the holidays. In order to support this, students sold gift certificates that were good for various chores in order to raise money to shop for the families. There is a contests between girls and boys to raise the most money. Teachers and students will shop for the families then wrap the gifts during their study centers.
   - A book drive for new or gently used children's or young adult books to be given to children at Nationwide Children's hospital. Books can be dropped off at Grizzell December 11-15th. 
 
Sells: 
   - 6th graders are helping to brighten up a little boy and his family spirit this year. Jacob Thompson  is a 9 year old who has terminal brain cancer and will not make it to see the holidays this year. His family has asked anyone willing to send Jacob holiday cards to lift his spirits, as he and his family will be celebrating early this year once more as a family. The 6th graders all came together  to ensure that we lift Jacob's spirits
   - 12 Days of Kindness Food Drive 
      -Update: Sell exceeded their goal for the food drive! 
   - Sells families and students put 250 bags of donated goods together for Imagine Great Western Academy 
   - students made blankets for other children in foster care 
 
High Schools
 
Coffman:
   -Raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness week
      -Students and staff donated $1500+ in a 1 day homeroom collection/jeans day donation for pancreatic cancer research 
 
Jerome:
   - Prior to Thanksgiving Break, the Dublin Jerome Key Club organized a fundraiser for the MidOhio Foodbank where students donated $2141.18 in homerooms. Math teachers sponsored a breakfast collecting $785.00 for the foodbank, for a grand total of $2926.18. This was the best collection ever to help the MidOhio Foodbank feed hungry people in central and eastern Ohio
 
Scioto:
   - Cafe Thrift- a great way to give back to community by recycling gently used clothing, shoes and
      accessories  
   - Members of the Girls Basketball team delivered Meals on Wheels  
   - Students in family consumer sciences class are developing plans for and engineering gingerbread  houses that can be sponsored for the Make-A-Wish foundation
   - Students in the Dublin Teachers Academy (DTA) went holiday shopping for MOMM as part of a service project 
 
Central Office:
   - Staff members are participating in the 2017 Holiday Adopt a Family program. Staff members will be purchasing gifts for families in need
   - The transportation department has been collecting toys for the Firefighters for Kids toy drive all month. They took a bus load of toys to the fire station. Every seat on the bus was filled, and they packed the back of an empty ambulance when we got to the station. 

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