Please support the Lafayette Gives Back program to help families at our sister school, Takoma Elementary School (TES), with their holiday wish lists!
The need is so great this year that TES is doing things a bit differently: families experiencing homelessness (100 of them!) have a wish list of specific toys and goods that is being met by some nonprofits in DC. TES has requested community help (that’s us) creating special gift baskets for another 60 families. Please find the link to sign up for a gift basket or two below.
While you can be creative beyond the basics, the key ingredients should include a gift card that parents can use to shop for their kids and some family board games. Walmart is the nearest superstore to the school. Finally, while the sign up encourages people to bring baskets directly to TES next week, we have a drop off location here in Chevy Chase DC so that our Lafayette donors can consolidate all of our baskets into one drop off.
SO, please sign up for a family basket! And remember to mark your basket with the family number that you are assigned (“Family #4.”)
Deadline: Wed, Dec 15th
Basket drop off location: 3400 McKinley Street
Labeling: please label your basket with your family’s anonymized number
Basket essentials: gift card for parents to buy gifts for kids, board game. Toys and extras are optional!
Basket itself: can be a basket, but can also be a big shopping bag or wrapped box. The key is that stuff shouldn’t be able to fall out.