View the June letter from the Youth Ending
June 19, 2012 -
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for
your generosity and benevolence in helping the Youth Ending Hunger Club
with our work to end hunger both locally and globally. We appreciate all
the food, school supplies, toiletries, holiday gifts, and other items
that you sent in over the course of the year.
As you are most likely aware, we served close to
90 local families in need this year and we
want you to know that your donations were greatly appreciated. Thanks
also for your support of our two Bingo nights, our cookie sale to
benefit Habitat for Humanity, the CROP Walk, and Trick-or-Treat for
The children did a great job of decorating cards and
envelopes to accompany the food baskets that we sent out. They also
helped to pack the baskets, trying to include all the food groups in
each one. Special thanks go to the parents who helped to pack and
deliver baskets, those who helped out with our cookie project, those who
attended and those who sent their children to our meetings and picked
them up afterward. We could not have accomplished what we did without
your continuing assistance.
The Youth Ending Hunger Club held its annual ice
cream social for all members on June 8. The children had the opportunity
to honor a volunteer that they admired by interviewing that person and
writing an essay to present at the meeting. That was our last meeting of
the school year.
We do plan to have two summer meetings
to be held at Mrs. Dropkin's house. We will be calling members to
notify them of the dates.
Speaking of Mrs. Dropkin, she is retiring from her
teaching position at Goshen Intermediate School and we want to thank her
for her 10 years of service as teacher advisor
to the club. She has assured us, however, that she will continue to help
out with the club. In fact, with her new schedule as a retiree, she may
be able to devote even more time to the Youth Ending Hunger Club. We
wish her the best in her retirement, and we are happy that she will
continue with us.
Our next project is our school supplies project. We
will be collecting school supplies over the summer and identifying
school children in the families we work with,
as well as the grade they will be entering in September. If you wish to
donate supplies over the summer, you may leave them at GIS in boxes
marked for the Youth Ending Hunger Club.
Our procedure is to deliver items to the students a
few days before school starts. Also, if you would like to help with the
organization of the project, please contact Mrs. Dropkin or one of the
other advisors. We will be discussing details at our first summer
Once again, we thank you for your ongoing support
Youth Ending Hunger Club