Meadowbrook Elementary hosted its eighth-annual service night Nov. 15. Students, staff and families gathered for an evening of service with a goal of doing good for others.
About 400 people attended the event that has become a cherished tradition at the school. Students and families worked at 15 different stations ranging from creating blankets for the homeless and sorting diapers for PRISM families to making bird feeders and coloring placemats for a senior citizens’ home. The Golden Valley firefighters were also in attendance teaching community members how to practice CPR.
“Family Service Night is such a fun night for our Meadowbrook community. Everyone leaves feeling good because they know they have done something to make the world a better place,” said Dr. Greta Evans-Becker, principal at Meadowbrook.
The Meadowbrook community had a lot to show for their evening of service. Take a look at the successful results of their hard work.
65 letters for Operation Gratitude
Donations to PRISM, a local food pantry
146 bags of assorted toiletries
175 bags with four rolls of toilet paper
3,000+ diapers sorted and labeled
300+ bags for persons experiencing homelessness containing hat, socks, gloves, hand warmers, lip balm, granola bars, bandaids and information on places to go for support and services
10 blankets for Project Linus, an organization that provides blankets to children in need
100+ placemats for a senior citizens’ home
200+ bird feeders made for children’s backyards
Thanksgiving cards were made for Jewish Family and Children’s Services to put into Thanksgiving supply bags.
170 spray bottles with green cleaner
230 ping pong balls decorated to be cat toys at the Animal Humane Society
Money raised to purchase at least one goat for children in Africa