Meeting the needs of All Students in our District
Project Gift Box - GIFTS DUE 12/1
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! All the gift cards have been claimed!!
All gifts need to be turned into the District Office by Friday, December 1st. Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. Raina Beckett, email@example.com, or Ann Marie Bolish, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Project Tannenbaum Help Needed 12/5
Project Tannenbaum offers Christmas items (artificial Christmas trees, live Christmas tree certificates, ornaments, lights, etc) to families in our school district. Volunteers are needed to set up, help with distribution, and clean up on Wednesday, December 5th! Even if slots are filled, feel free to contact Patti Herring at email@example.com to let her know which timeframe you would like to volunteer. We welcome all volunteers!
Project Thanksgiving Thanks
Great news! Project Thanksgiving 2023 was a huge success in terms of collecting supplies and donations, earning a grant, holding food drives, and being blessed with many, many volunteers. We were able to meet the needs of 120 families in our school district, but not without the help of our community. You are all truly amazing, and we hope to see all of our wonderful volunteers for Project Thanksgiving 2024.
Here are some of the organizations that helped make Project Thanksgiving 2023 a success:
Upper Allen Fire Department for holding a food drive at Weis Markets & Giant Food Stores
Mechanicsburg Area School District for doing food drives
Early Impressions Learning Center LLC for doing a food drive
Hops & Barleys Restaurant
Giant Food Stores
New Cumberland Federal Credit Union for doing a food drive
Paulus Farm Market for the amazing pies.
Hot Frog Print & Media (For all the paper ream boxes)
All the families in the Mechanicsburg area school district for your generosity.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Project Pennies for Pies Thanks!
Thank you to all the MASD schools, local businesses, and individuals that supported Project Pennies for Pies 2023. We raised a total of $1,178.66, which went directly towards the purchase of pies for Project Thanksgiving!
Special thank you to these local businesses that hosted as donation collection sites:
H2L Studio, LLC.
New Cumberland Federal Credit Union, Mechanicsburg branch
Paulus Farm Market-providing 150 pies
Furniture Items Needed
Twin mattresses and box springs
Carpet Shampooer in good working condition.
Items must be in good condition. If you have any of these items to donate, please contact Maureen at 717-773-1988, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for helping our families!
Project Books is looking for books with more diversity and ESL books. Graphic novels are also a big request, primarily from the 4th-5th grade level teachers. These books will be used to supplement classroom libraries. If you have any of these books, they can left in the OW bin at MMS (preferably), OW bin at any district building or contact the project chair Holly Anderson email@example.com to make arrangements.
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.
Girls 10/12 clothing
Boys 4/6 clothing
Girls sneakers size 1 and 2
Boys sneakers 8 8.5 toddler and kids 12 13
Kids gloves all sizes
Please contact Melissa Herbein firstname.lastname@example.org, 717-580-5898 if you have any of these items. Donations can be left at MMS
Help Needed at OW Warehouse
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.
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, email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
December 1st Project Gift Box gift cards due
December 5th Project Tannenbaum Distribution
December 6th Project Gift Box Distribution
April 19 - 20 OW Spring Yard Sale