As we approach the holiday season, Country Day School continues on with the tradition of promoting community service and giving with our students. The Middle School spends time each month in a local independent living facility. Students pick up trash on our street to keep our neighborhood beautiful. As Thanksgiving approaches, the Middle School students have chosen to support a food collection for the St. Petersburg Free Clinic.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic is a multi-service, independent, not-for-profit, human services agency providing our community neighbors temporary assistance with food, shelter and health care. We have been caring for the unserved and underserved facing temporary emergency needs throughout Pinellas County, Florida, since 1970.
St. Petersburg Free Clinic began as a walk-in medical facility that provided basic health care services to individuals without health insurance, primarily those people who fall through the cracks of existing systems and services. In subsequent years, we expanded our services to become a multi-service, multi-site agency addressing the need for food, shelter and health care through our five essential programs: Free Clinic Health Center, Free Clinic We Help Services, Free Clinic Food Bank, Free Clinic Women’s Residence, Free Clinic Beacon House (men’s transitional housing).
Please send in food items to support this cause. If every student sends in just one item, we will be making a significant difference in a families holiday. Please review the list for helpful suggestions.
Additionally, the Primary classrooms are using this as a learning opportunity in the classroom. A food item is the theme of the classroom ‘share’ show ‘n tell for Thursday, Nov. 17th.