Pennridge serves community through “Serve-A-Friend”

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On MLK Day, Pennridge School District held its first-ever “Serve-A-Friend” Day of Service. The basic idea was to create an opportunity for students, staff and parents to provide service. It was an incredible collaborative effort by nearly 50 volunteer Pennridge administrators, teachers, staff, students, school board members, parents and community members to make and deliver donations, and work in area parks, trails and businesses. Plans are already in the works for not just next year, but a Spring Clean-Up service project on our area’s trails and parks.

Here’s a breakdown of what was accomplished together with our students, staff and community members:

  • More than 3,000 items collected in one day!
  • 200+ bags of clothes taken to local thrift stores
  • 730 pounds of donations for Pennridge FISH food pantry
  • Nearly $500 and more than 20 boxes for the Pennridge School District RAMPacks program
  • More than 20 bags for a Woman’s Place shelter in Doylestown including bedding, toys, stuffed animals and more
  • 15 bags of household items and clothes taken to the Grandview Hospital “Recovery Room” Store
  • 15 casseroles made for the Women of Hope homeless shelter in Philadelphia
  • 10 bags of new sheets and clothes were donated to Laurel House, an abused women’s shelter in Lansdale
  • 8 bags of coats for the Pennridge Central Middle School coat drive
  • 7 bags of clothing for a clothing drive held by St. Stephen’s Church of Perkasie