Service opportunities for students

Julie Reichle

Havens Elementary School

Parents working on the Student Engagement, Responsibility, and Volunteerism in our Elementary Schools (SERVES) group are rolling out regular service opportunities for students in Piedmont’s three elementary schools. 

Listed below are service projects that are intended to connect Piedmont students/families during this challenging time while also contributing to the larger community:

1) The 5th graders at all 3 elementary schools announced a tri-school competition to raise money for the Alameda County Community Food Bank. For every $1 you donate the food bank can buy $7 worth of food. Instead of barrels this year, we are asking for your support in our tri-school virtual food drive.

Motivate your children and get them involved by coming up with a way they can “earn” money for the food bank. You might start a read-a-thon, math-a-thon, or PE-a-thon. For example, for every book your child reads, you will donate 50 cents, or for every 20 minutes of math you will donate a dollar. Keep track of their progress and you can donate at the end of the week. Donate HERE!

2)  Create a card for the elderly

Please make cards or create art for residents at three local senior facilities. These members of our greater community are often already lonely, and now they are more isolated than ever. Your card(s) can be funny, cheerful, uplifting, etc. and can include comics, jokes, pictures, photos, poems or stories. Send your card(s) to any of the local senior communities listed below. Thank you!

Grand Lake Gardens
Attn: Jenevieve Francisco
401 Santa Clara Ave
Oakland, CA 94610

Piedmont Gardens
Attn: Activity Dept; Jean Beck
110 41st Street
Oakland, CA 94611

St. Paul’s Towers
Attn:  Adrian Quinones
100 Bay Place
Oakland, CA 94610

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