Turkey Boxes Get Stuffed

Thanksgiving came early at Friends Community School today. Classes in grades K through 8 joined in a school tradition of giving that dates back over two decades.  
 
Every class and the FCS administration donated a total of 19 “Turkey Boxes” to the College Park Department of Youth, Family and Senior Services. Each box contains the fixings for a full Thanksgiving meal and will be distributed to families in the College Park area.
 
Families will receive a turkey, pie, potatoes, fruit, salad, cranberry sauce, green veggies, gravy, rolls, stuffing fixings, and apple cider. Students decorated their classroom Turkey Boxes with uplifting messages, autumnal colors, and turkey-themed flair.
 
This morning, students pushed the overflowing Turkey Boxes down the hall to the lobby, where members of the middle-school Heart and Hand committee, led by ⅞ math teacher Sam Laury, double-checked that all boxes were complete.  
 
At 10:15 AM, a truck from the City of College Park arrived to pick up its Turkey Box passengers.  Fifth-grader and new committee member Elsa M. said she hopes each family feels “joyful” when they open their Turkey Box. “And I hope they have a good Thanksgiving.”
 
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Located in College Park, MD, Friends Community School is a progressive Quaker K-8 day school, founded on the belief that every child is a valued member of our community. We offer a challenging curriculum imbued with strong values of equality, integrity, community, environmental stewardship, simplicity and peaceful conflict resolution, rooted in our Quaker heritage.
Friends Community School
5901 Westchester Park Drive
College Park, Maryland 20740
301-441-2100