Ten+ years ago, Prairie Elementary students and parents launched the Snowball Project. The objective of this project is to provide our students with an opportunity to share their blessings during the holiday season with families in need. Every year moms-in-need fill out a gift request for each of their children under 16 years old. (Over 3100 children received gifts through this program last year.) The mom lists seven gifts (a combination of toys and clothing) that her child either needs or would enjoy. We also want to recognize these moms during the holidays with a gift card to Target. The amount suggested for the gift cards is $30 – although any amount will be accepted.
This year Prairie is adopting 7 families. (ONE FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL!)
Here is WHAT WE NEED:
- 7 Moms = 7 $30.00 Target Gift Cards for the Moms
- 21 children x 7 NEW gifts per child = 147 gifts in total
- 7 family meal contributions of $30 per meal
Please discuss this project with your family and decide if you would like to participate. Kindergarten or First grade students MUST have their permission form returned by Wednesday, Nov. 16 to participate. (Form is NOT required for 2nd-6th grade students.)
- Discuss a price range with your child. Let them know their spending limits. Please be specific.
- During lunch on Thursday, Nov. 17 and Friday, Nov. 18, students – with their parent’s permission – will be able to choose an ornament with a child’s name and a gift. Volunteers will guide children to their price range.
- Deliver your new, UNWRAPPED gift to your classroom on Mon., Nov. 28 or Tues., Nov. 29, with the ornament securely fastened to the gift. (Operation Breakthrough encourages the mothers to wrap the gifts, in order to feel more a part of the holiday experience.)
- Please visit: www.operationbreakthrough.org for more information.
Thank you for your generous participation! Please contact Jamee Friedmann (432-6636) or Jen Benjamin (816-392-0099) if you have questions.