Bridges is Coming to Milton!

A Community Service Project to Help the Homeless

Our Special Event is Coming Soon to MAS

Dear Milton Families,

Every month the students devote themselves to learning about different character traits and the reasons why they are important. As a goal for February, we believe it would be a meaningful experience for the students and staff of MAS to put some of the things we have been learning into action by coordinating a school wide service project that will benefit people in our surrounding communities.

We have decided to partner with Bridges, a volunteer outreach organization that helps the homeless. Founded in 1988, Bridges reaches out to the homeless in NYC, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, NJ. Over 2,000 volunteers deliver meals, seasonal clothing, and necessities without question and with respect.

Sustainable Brown Bag Lunch

Bridges delivers 65,000 lunches every year. Our school goal is to have enough donated items so that every student and staff member can assemble a brown bag lunch that will then be delivered to Bridges to give to those in need.

From 2/1-2/26, we will be collecting the following items for this project:

  • Kindergarten/PreK - Nuts, trailmix,goldfish or pretzels
  • First Grade - Fruit cup or unsweetened applesauce with spoon
  • Second Grade -Nutri-grain-type fruit & cereal bar
  • Third Grade - Water (6 or 8 oz. bottle)
  • Our PTO is generously helping with the cost of the Sustainable main item: chicken or tuna salad with crackers, which is needed to complete the lunches

Sustainable Brown Bag Lunch Service Project

When: From February 1st through February 26th

What to do: send us one or more of the needed items from the list above

Where: Milton Avenue School

Our goal is to have enough donated items so that every student and staff member can assemble a lunch to be donated!

Thank you for your support and generosity, without which we could not accomplish this goal!

Carole Soder, MA, MS

School Counselor

Milton Avenue School