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Birthday box donations accepted during spring conferences

Students at New Directions Learning Center collect donations Feb. 27, 2017 for the birthday box project. Kristin Mceneaney photo.
Students at New Directions Learning Center collect donations Feb. 27, 2017 for the birthday box project. Kristin Mceneaney photo.

KAUKAUNA — Volunteers at New Directions Learning Center will accept donations for birthday boxes at spring conferences on March 28 and 30, 2017.

Donations first were collected Feb. 27, 2017 at the school’s family night where students filled several large boxes with cake mixes, frosting, candles and decorations.

Birthday boxes are being put together for low-income families in the Kaukauna Area School District and community, according to a letter sent home to NDLC parents.

The project offers offer families a unique opportunity to volunteer together on a community project.

The boxes will consist of party supplies that families can use to give their child a fun and exciting birthday party.

 

Families then will have the option to come together at NDLC as a school community on April 22 at 9 a.m. to make birthday cards, fill and decorate boxes and enjoy time together as a family.

The boxes will be shared with students from the school district and local food pantries.

Volunteers are asking for donations of items listed below, although after the family night donations, items most in need include birthday plates and napkins, birthday table cloths and candles.

Items do not need to be brand new. For example, you could donate the 5 balloons or 2 goody bags you have left from a party. We also will be collecting monetary donations to purchase items.

These are the items we will be collecting:

Cake mixes

Cans of frosting

Sprinkles cupcake papers

Disposable cake pans or cupcake tins

Balloons

Goody bags

Crepe paper

Small trinkets for goody bags such as pencils, erasers, stickers, etc.

Party decorations

Happy Birthday banners

Candles

Birthday napkins and paper plates

Stickers to decorate boxes

Markers and construction paper to decorate boxes and make birthday cards

We are excited to be starting this volunteer program for our students and families and to be giving back to the wonderful community we live and work in.

If you are interested in being on the leadership team for volunteer projects at NDLC, please contact Mrs. Frischmann at 920-759-6132.

If you would like to help with this project or have questions about the upcoming birthday boxes, please contact Kristin McEneany at (920) 621-4819 or kristin.mceneany@gmail.com.

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