Thanks and Giving is a school-wide community service project where Oakwood students and their families collect and assemble bins of food containing a complete Thanksgiving meal plus some daily staples. The bins of food are given to Community Solutions, a local organization that assists families in need. The third grade students are asked to think of ways they can earn money for this worthy cause. This may include doing simple chores around the house for parents, relatives or friends. Their earned money is then put together and they go on a shopping trip to purchase the needed items. They are tasked with using their math and problem-solving skills to be as cost-effective as possible when purchasing the items.
This week, they took their combined earnings of $550 to Nob Hill, and were able to purchase enough items to create 8 bins containing a complete Thanksgiving meal as well as eleven $20 grocery store gift cards. The bins of food and gift cards will be presented to Community Solutions, along with the rest of the bins created school-wide, during our annual Thanks and Giving Celebration.