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Canned Food Drive!

From November 6th up until the 10th, all of Chippewa Valley Schools and L’Anse Creuse School Districts are participating in the annual Canned Food Drive. This fundraiser is an extremely important event because it benefits Michigan county-wide. All of Macomb County is affected by this drive, and the food goes out to help struggling families that could very well be our neighbors or friends.

Senior Class Council, run by Mrs. Tancredi and Dr. McFarlin, and Key Club, hosted by Ms. Davis and Ms. Grimm, have taken on the Canned Food Drive project for the past 15 years. They have partnered with the Kiwanis Club, an adult organization, to make this all happen. Beginning this Monday, everyone is welcomed and encouraged to donate food cans to their 1st hour or donate money virtually through payschools.com.

  • If 1500 cans are donated, a selective number of teachers will jump in the pool.
  • If 3000 cans are donated, Dr. Ribant must sing a karaoke song of their choice to the entire school.
  • If the goal of 5000 cans is reached, Dr. McFarlen has agreed to get a tattoo voted on by the school.
  • The class who donates the highest number of cans will receive bagel and slushie coupons, and the teachers of those classes will get a warm breakfast of their choice delivered directly to their classrooms.

Key Club, a student lead organization made to “make the community a better place to be in,” plays a significant role in this special event. This club is made up of more than 300 members, and each member is permitted to donate a minimum of 2 cans per person. Not only are they involved in the Food Drive, but they volunteer to benefit a greater cause as well. They have helped at elementary schools, and nursing homes, and even helped clean up 21-mile road. The preside of Key Club, and Senior Class Council, Mario Quaglia, has been an incredible contributor to the Canned Food Drive as well. He oversees organizing and distributing all the materials to each teacher and their classroom, and the collection of these cans.

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At the end of the week, all the canned foods will be sent to a warehouse where the Kiwanis Club will turn them into food baskets and send them throughout all of Macomb County. Over a thousand baskets are usually made and are sent directly to help struggling families for the holidays.

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