KPS Giving Project again a huge success

The annual Kingsford Park Holiday Giving Project was again a great success this year, providing a happy holiday for over 40 families in need, helped by students, staff, the KPS Home and School Organization and generous donors.The Students, Staff and Home and School Organization of Kingsford Park School pulled together again this year, with gifts of several generous donors, to provide a happy holiday for over 40 families in need, as part of the annual Kingsford Park Holiday Giving Project.
Fifth grade students, under the guidance of their teachers; Mrs. Jessica Burridge and Mrs. Kelly Moxley held a spell-a-thon to raise funds there were then used to purchase toys for students who needed assistance this holiday year.
Walmart provided buses for the shopping fieldtrip. Students selected gifts within their budgets and made the transactions themselves. Parent volunteers helped to guide the students in their decisions.
Entergy Corporation gifted grant monies to the Holiday Giving Project to help provide underwear, warm clothing for all children and food for the families involved. Amy Sanders and the James A. Fitzpatrick NNP Engineering Department (and friends) adopted families and provided a tremendous Christmas for those in need of help this year.
Ms. Kathy Brasser, representing the generosity of Novelis Corporation, helped to provide all our children with warm socks this holiday season.
Our KPS Home and School Association, led by Mrs. Cory Brosch, sought food and health product donations to create plentiful food boxes and turkeys for each family. Our KPS Student Council, under the guidance of Mrs. Kelly Waite and Ms. Taylor Castaldo, held a bountiful food drive at school to supplement the boxes as well as a Socktober to collect personal care items and fun socks. Thank you to all the KPS families who donated.
We would like to warmly thank others who so generously made donations, both monetary and in kind. Among these are; The generous parents and Staff at Kingsford Park School, past and present, The Elks Ladies’ Auxiliary, Journey of Faith United Methodist Church Women’s Evening Torch, The Children’s Board, Mrs. B. Geiger, People Against Poverty/Newman Center, Peter Orphanos with the Exelon Group, The Compass Credit Union, The Ladies at the Hibernians, The Oswego Edu Center, Mrs. Carrie Penoyer with Oswego Rotary Club, Paul’s Big M, Lions Club and incredible donors who remain anonymous.
It truly takes a community to raise a child. Our Oswego community certainly came through this holiday season, to help keep the magic in Christmas for many children. Thank you.