Meeting the needs of All Students in our District
Project Clothes Clean Up Days 5/21
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OW's last scheduled clean up day for this school year is this Sunday May 21st, to be held in the OW space in the MMS basement to work on all the clothing donations. Adults and children 12 years and older (they do not need an adult to stay with them) are welcome! There is no heat nor a/c in the room so please dress accordingly. We will meet in the lobby of MMS before heading down the room. Please contact Meghan Brown, email@example.com or Melissa Herbein, 717-580-5898, firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Project Clothes Items Needed
Please only donate new or slightly used clothing; do not donate any torn or stained clothing. We want clothing your children have outgrown, not outworn . Note: we accept only NEW socks and NEW underwear. To help us with sorting donations, please mark the bag on the outside. If possible, please leave donations at MMS.
Immediate need for spring and summer!
Boys 2T-4T, 3/4, 5/6, 6/8 summer tops, shorts & pjs
Girls 8/10, 10/13 14/16 summer tops, shorts & pjs
Boys toddler sneakers 10, 11, 12, 13
Girls sneakers 2, 3, 4
Men's sneakers 9, 10, 10.5
Sports bras - all sizes
Men’s athletic clothing M/L
Sneakers, all sizes, in good condition
Women’s Juniors Leggins/joggers/sweatpants All sizes
Men’s joggers-athletic pants- all sizes
Men's jeans sizes 28/30
Men's Hoodies/athletic tops size medium
Project Spring for Socks - Underwear Needed
While we received a lot of socks for our Spring for Socks drive, we are in desperate need of underwear!
Girls: 2T, 3T, 5T, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16
Juniors/Women (bikini & boy shorts): 5, 6, 7, 8
Boys: 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6
Boys (boxer briefs): 8, 10. 12, 14, 16
Mens (boxer briefs): S, M, L
Donations can be left in any OW bin in MASD school building; if convenient, please leave donations at MMS. Thanks!
Project Back to School Summer Collection
This summer OW will be collecting the below items for district students in need, distributed in prefilled backpacks at start of school year and available throughout the school year as needed. Collection bins are in all district building and will be placed in additional locations early June through Labor Day.
What Items are Needed?
Back to School Supplies (new): backbacks for high schoolers, book covers, colored pencils, composition books, crayons, earbuds, erasers, folders, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, notebook paper, pencil boxes, pencil sharpener
Calculators (new or gently used): Texas Instrument 34 & 83 models
Personal Items (new): Brushes, Combs, Chapstick, Conditioner, Deodorant, Mouthwash, Pony tail holders, Razors, Shampoo, Shaving cream, Soap, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Underwear
Where can I donate Items?
Look for “Operation Wildcat” donation bins at these participating collection sites:
MASD Schools: Kindergarten, Broad, Northside, Shepherdstown, Elmwood, MMS and District Office, Mechanicsburg Recreation Office, Americhoice (Bumble Bee Hollow), George’s Cleaners (Mech & UA), Joseph T. Simpson Public Library, Immanuel Church (July only), Mechanicsburg Brethren In Christ Church (June only), Shepherdstown United Methodist Church
Donations will also be accepted at OW Warehouse 507 N York St Saturdays & Sundays 1-3pm
Gift cards to Giant, Grocery Outlet, Wal-Mart and Target can also be donated.
Gift cards can be mailed to or dropped off at the district office c/o “Operation Wildcat”, MASD, 600 South Norway Street, Mechanicsburg PA 17055.
If you have a child in MASD, and need help with back-to-school items, etc., please contact your child’s school counselor or nurse. All requests are kept confidential.
Help Needed at OW Warehouse
Sign up: https://www.timetosignup.com/operationwildcat/sheet/1344123
If we are going to continue holding the Yard Sale, we need help year round. It takes many hands to receive donations, organize, sort, price and skid the donations. All that the volunteer needs to do is accept donations at the warehouse. Instructions on what OW takes and where to place the donations will be posted at the warehouse, as will contact information for any questions. Students are welcomed! NOTE: In case of inclement weather the warehouse will be closed. Warehouse is located at 507 N. York Street, Mechanicsburg, 17055. Turn on to Pleasant View Drive - 1st left into parking lot to Dock Door 1.
Questions – call or email Maureen at 717-773-1988. The twice-yearly Yard Sales are OW’s only fundraiser – it can only continue with your help.
Open Position: OW Facebook Administrator
Operation Wildcat has its own Facebook page, using the platform to share communications and event photographs both before and after events, and to recruit volunteers to assist with various projects and needs. An administrator is needed to post these items on our FB page. If interested, please contact Leslie email@example.com
Address: 507 N York Street, Mechanicsburg 17055. Turn on to Pleasant View Drive. Make 1st left into parking lot- stay straight to dock door 1. Skids will be in the area of dock door #1. Donations are on a "no contact" basis with all boxes and containers being placed on the skids outside the warehouse. OW Warehouse is open most Saturdays and Sundays 1-3pm
At the present time(due to all the donations received and lack of space) we are NOT taking:
Furniture (must be pre-arranged with pictures first)
Glassware - cups/mugs- vases
canister vacuums/ floor steamers/cleaners
Used Pillows (bed or decorative)
old tv sets/old stereo equipment
artificial Christmas trees
and items that have seen their day and need to be disposed of!
If you have furniture items to donate please contact Maureen at 717-773-1988, firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements for drop-off/pick-up.
A tax receipt if available for all donations.
If you have a question on whether or not we can take an item - contact Maureen at 717-773-1988, email@example.com
PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF DONATIONS WHEN THE OW WAREHOUSE IS NOT OPEN!
Volunteers Needed to Assist with Furniture Pick-ups/Deliveries
Volunteers are needed to assist with the pick-up/drop-off of furniture items in the District. All items for pick up are either left outside or are in the garage - no heavy lifting up/downstairs!
For deliveries - all items are delivered to the families' doorstep.
There are no set days'/times to help - we work around the volunteers' and the families' schedules.
For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Kaleb Dissinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MASD School Board Meetings on YouTube
Meetings of the Mechanicsburg Area School District Board of Directors are NOW recorded and livestreamed for transparency and increased public access. The livestream, along with recordings from previously held meetings, can be found at this link. https://www.youtube.com/@masdschoolboard
MASD needs a minimum number of subscribers to livestream. Right now all meetings are just recorded. Please click on youtube link to subscribe even if you don't plan to watch. We can all do our part to make this happen for our local school board and parents. Please share this info.
For more information
Phone: Leslie Collins 717-795-7372
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