Confluence Charter Schools - Giving in the spirit of service
Confluence Charter Schools - Giving in the spirit of service
Posted on 11/20/2013

Confluence Preparatory Academy, in partnership with the St. Louis Area Youth Board, is collecting food for Thanksgiving baskets. The Youth Board is adopting families for the holiday and CPA is asking students to help, with the bonus of a friendly competition. The first-hour class that collects the most items will get a breakfast party.

The collection drive started November 13 and continues through November 21. CPA and the Youth Board would like items such as stuffing, cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, canned pie filling, paper plates and napkins, sugar, flour, salt and paper and corn bread mix.

Confluence Academy-Old North started a food drive on November 4 with a goal of 1,000 cans by November 22. With just days left, Old North has collected 3,258 canned goods and packaged food items. A week ago, the school donated 1,000 cans to Our Lady of Perpetual Help food pantry. The pantry helps up to 900 families a month in North St. Louis City. Old North also donated 1,000 cans to Food Outreach, an organization serving men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS or cancer. The remaining items will be part of the student-led pantry, a service-learning project for a seventh grade class.

The class that collects the most items wins a pizza party, and the top student who brings in the most items gets to pour slime on the school principal, Sonya Murray.

Confluence Academy-Walnut Park staff helps to sponsor Thanksgiving food baskets for families in need at their school. The goal is to assist as many families as possible, and this year, they would like to help 45 families. Sponsors can provide a holiday meal by donating $25. The money buys food for the holiday baskets. Donations are being accepted through November 22. The baskets will be delivered to families on November 25 and November 26. Donations are tax-deductible.

Walnut Park will have a canned food drive from November 25 through December 16. The food will be donated to St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and an area church pantry. The homeroom class that collects the most items wins a pizza party.

In December, Confluence Academy-South City will have a canned food drive. The drive begins December 2 and ends December 13. It will benefit St. Anthony’s Church food pantry, which assists nearly 1,000 local families each month.