As a part of our mission to help children become compassionate citizens, Jarrow has a robust community philanthropy program called Jarrow Cares. Through a series of collection drives held throughout the year, children (and their families) are encouraged to donate goods most needed by our community. We like to think of it as children helping children, and everyone can make a difference.
UPCOMING 2022-23 DRIVES:
September 12-16: Fruit Drive for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
October 17-28: Coat Drive with Rotary Club of Boulder Valley
October 17-31: Trick or Treat for UNICEF
November 4-16: Thanksgiving Meal Drive
November 28-December 2: Share-a-Gift Drive
January 6-11: Refugee Clothing Drive
March 20-24: Book Drive
We will be collecting gently used books to donate to local organizations in need. Please collect the books you’d like to pass along to another family and bring them to gate during the week of March 20-24. Please label your bag / box “Book Drive”.
Hundreds of migrants have arrived in Denver in recent weeks from countries in South and Central America seeking safety from unrest and political turmoil and shelter from the extreme cold. They are in need of urgent assistance.
Because 80% are men, the greatest need is for men’s shoes and clothing, especially in sizes small and medium. Outerwear, clothing and undergarments are all needed. Underwear for men, women and children, new and in packaging, are also one of the greatest needs.
You can drop your donations off in the boxes at gate through Wednesday, January 11th. For more information, including a detailed list of items needed, click here.
Please email Shannon at email@example.com if you would like to volunteer to deliver donations to Temple Emanuel at 51 Grape Street in Denver on Thursday, January 12th, from 9am-noon.
Thanksgiving Meal Drive for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
In honor of Thanksgiving, Jarrow will continue in partnership with EFAA to help provide wholesome food to our neighbors in need. Beginning Nov. 1, please consider donating nutritious vegetables at gate during drop-off or pick-up! Fresh potatoes, yams, onions, carrots, squash, etc., or canned (low sodium) vegetables of all kinds will be a welcome addition to the pantry as the holiday season approaches. We will run the drive through Wednesday, Nov. 16. Thank you for your generosity!
Trick or Treat for UNICEF Add some meaning to your Halloweening!
Today, your child will be coming home with a printed label to attach to a jar to use for collecting donations for UNICEF at Halloween events. (Consider putting a can in a prominent place at your work!)
UNICEF delivers health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education, and emergency relief to children where —and when —they need it most.
Your child can turn in donations from November 1st-4th either at the gate or in their classroom. Please label your envelope “UNICEF”. You can also donate online HERE!
Thank you for making a difference in the lives of children around the world!
Coat Drive with the Rotary Club of Boulder Valley
Let’s teach our children, no matter how young, that they have the ability to make a difference in the life of another child and their family.
Please help your child collect gently used coats, hats, gloves, mittens, snow pants, and boots. All sizes, baby through adults, are greatly appreciated! Donation boxes will be provided at both gates during drop-off and pick-up through Friday, October 28th!
Thank you to our community partners, Art Cleaners and the Boulder Valley Rotary Club, for distributing our donations through the Share-A-Coat program!
Fruit Drive for the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA)
It’s hard to imagine a home without fresh fruit for our children. Unfortunately, however, that scenario is a troubling reality for many families in Boulder County. During the last week of August, EFAA served the families of over 400 children from our local community. Fresh fruit is a key healthy staple for these families but has been in unusually short supply this year: On one day at the end of August, the only fresh fruit EFAA had available in their pantry was a single grapefruit.
Volunteers from UpRoot Colorado came to harvest apples (and crabapples) from the trees around the Jarrow campus and delivered them to EFAA. EFAA estimates that they can distribute up to 800 pounds of apples *per week.* So, let’s keep the fresh fruit donations coming!
From September 12-16, please send your child with their favorite fresh and/or canned fruit to donate. Donations may be placed in boxes at Upper and Lower Gate each morning and afternoon. It’s best to choose something small the child can carry in easily. Consider sending your child in with a bag of fruit each morning all week long! Donations will be delivered to the EFAA refrigerators daily.
Over the past year, the need for food and basic home staples in our community has grown by 70%. Jarrow CARES will continue to partner with our neighbors at EFAA throughout the school year to continue to help stock their pantry with needed items for the 400 families they serve weekly.
JARROW CARES is led by our Jarrow Parent Association. To learn more about how you can get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.