Did you know that close to 30 holidays will be celebrated across the world between November 1st and January 15th? Indeed, the holiday season continues to be among us. At Communities In Schools of Mid-America, we recognize that the holidays will be different for our students, families, and communities this year. That is why we are going beyond the classroom to ensure families have holiday meals, warm clothes, and more.
In partnership with the Kaleo Foundation, CIS of Mid-America staff members in Anadarko handed out 200 food boxes, 600 snack bags, 200 Christmas gifts, and more for families in need.
KANSAS CITY, MO
Shianna Burget, CIS Site Coordinator at Melcher Elementary School, helped hand out and deliver holiday meals to families who otherwise would not have food over the winter break.
Nancy Moon, CIS Site Coordinator at Logan Avenue Elementary, partnered with United Way of the Flint Hills on the Toys for Tots program, to help provide something special for our most underserved students.
The Pittsburg High School Culinary Club and Student Council teamed up to host a food drive to collect non-perishable items and re-stock the CIS of Mid-America food pantry.
DODGE CITY, KS
Students and families at Dodge City High School received turkeys and all of the sides needed to create a delicious meal during the holiday season.
The halls of Laura Speed Elliott Middle School are a little extra festive this year thanks to holiday decorating by students and the CIS Site Coordinator.
This year has been hard on students, families, and school staff. Our Site Coordinator at State Street Elementary School hosted a "Breakfast for Stars" to show her appreciation for all of the hard work that the school staff does.