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Holiday Helping Hands at George Washington Carver Elementary

2-5 p.m. – Dec. 6, 2019 (set up day)

9 a.m. to Noon – Dec. 7, 2019

(donations accepted starting Nov. 1, 2019 – Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m.)

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, George Washington Carver Elementary will open its door to invited families only who need help for the upcoming holiday season.  The selected families will be able to choose from new toys and household items (which we will wrap before they go home), as well as gently used items.

This is where we need your help!  Starting November 1, 2019, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m., G.W. Carver Elementary will be accepting new and used items for our families.  Many new items that are needed are board games, puzzles, toys, basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, baby dolls, blankets for the homes, etc. In addition, any gently used items (household items, toys, coats, clothes, etc.) is also needed.  We are looking for items for infants to adults, both male and female. This is a great time to clean out your attics and basements and donate what you can. In addition, non-perishable food items will also be accepted to help these families in need.

We are also looking for helpers on each day.  On Friday, we will be setting up and sorting all of the items starting at 2 p.m..  On Saturday starting at 8:45 a.m., we need people who would like to help the families “shop,” as well as wrap the new items the families select.  We are also looking for people to help clean up between Noon and 1:30 p.m.

If you are interested in donating and/or helping with this event, please contact Lisa McCoy (Parent Liaison at G.W. Carver Elementary) at lrmccoy@smcps.org or 301-863-4076 ext. 44125.