Community Outreach

peopleThis year, our Homestead Elementary School Community Outreach Committee has some great projects in which your entire family can participate.  Below you will see a list of activities to mark on your calendar!

Toiletry Drives to Benefit Ronald McDonald House: This year our toiletry drives will benefit the many families who stay at Ronald McDonald House while their children are receiving care at The Children’s Hospital. Toiletry drive dates: Oct. 21-25, 2019 & March 23-27, 2020.

Backpack Food Program – Food Drives: Food donated during our drives goes directly to children in our Hawk’s community and at Ponderosa, and should be items kids can open on their own. Suggested donations: single servings of mac & cheese, dried fruit, pudding, cereal bowls, raisins, applesauce, fruit cups, breakfast bars, granola bars, oatmeal, non-peanut spread and Ramen Noodles. Gift cards are also accepted! Food drive dates: Sept. 9-13, Nov. 18-22 (canned goods & turkey drive), Feb. 24-28 & May 11-15.

Winter Wishes Campaign: Grab a tag from the Winter Wishes board inside the front doors of Homestead to provide gifts for a child in our Hawks community at at Ponderosa this holiday season. Please write your name, phone and email on the sign-up sheet next to the trees. All wrapped (if indicated) gifts are due with the tag attached to the front office the morning of Dec. 9. Dates: Nov. 25-Dec. 9, 2019. Please direct questions to Haley Evans at haley8974@hotmail.com.

Clothes to Kids Denver is a non-profit organization that provides new and quality used clothing to students, aged preschool–12th grade, who come from low-income or in-crisis families in the Denver Metro Area. For many students, inadequate clothing creates a distinction between themselves and their peers. The result can be poor self-esteem and lower academic performance. Clothes to Kids Denver provides students FREE wardrobes that will encourage their success in school. Students can shop twice a year to get a wardrobe of school clothing including 5 tops, 4 bottoms, 1 dress, 5 pairs of new socks, 5 pairs of new underwear, 1 pair of shoes, 1 coat and extras. Homestead has a bin located near the front of the school for ongoing donations.

If you and your family can benefit from support this year, please reach out to Lisa Lindquist at llindquist@cherrycreekschools.org. All other questions can be emailed to community.outreach.homestead@gmail.com.