Dropping off donations in 2023

Students in Mrs. Mrzywka’s first grade class sorted, packed, and delivered over 1,000 items to donate to Community Action in time for the holidays.  

This is the third year that some of our youngest Purple Eagles have been involved with the Giving Tree Drive, the second year for our first-graders, and the first year the class is leading the drive themselves. 

The donated items included personal care items, canned foods, winter clothes, and Kleenex. All in all, the crew gathered 165 tubes of toothpaste, 279 toothbrushes, 8 cans of food, 102 bars of soap, 160 razors, 25 bottles of dish soap, 11 can openers, 10 cans of shaving cream, 59 articles of winter clothing, 75 “miscellaneous” items and 30 boxes of Kleenex. A group of students made the trip over to Community Action to donate the items on Friday. 

“We contacted Community Action and knew that they were specifically running low on personal care items this year,” Mrzywka said. “The smaller items are easier for my students to bring in, which is what helped us collect so many.”  

Community Action of Orleans and Genesee’s mission is to provide services, with dignity and respect, that help people become self-sufficient. To volunteer, donate or for more information on Community Action, visit their website here.