Written by Amanda Ojeda and Colleen Meosky

Happy holidays, East! While we can’t be together in person this holiday season, the Williamsville East community can still spread some joy this month for the less fortunate. Girl Up has started its holiday community work, and we invite everyone to join us.

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Volunteer Hours

Anyone looking for government or National Honor Society hours can earn them through our project. Government teachers will be accepting this holiday community work as volunteer hours. For more information about the National Honor Society accepting hours through our project, please contact Mr. Meyers.

What is the project?

We will be sending the residents and staff of Cornerstone Manor holiday cards. Cornerstone Manor is a Buffalo City Mission place dedicated to providing support to those in need. Not only do they give shelter to the homeless, but they also provide them with the resources to become financially stable and independent. They offer rescue, restoration, and child services. We have 385 people to send cards to, so we need all hands on deck to achieve this! If you are wondering what you should include in the card, please reference this Google Slides presentation.

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Deadlines

Since in-person collection of cards is unfortunately not a possibility this year, Mrs. Fey-Daly has generously offered to leave a box for cards you make in the commons. The last day for card drop-offs at East is Wednesday, December 16th. If you are interested in mailing out cards yourself, we ask you to please do so by the 15th due to mailing delays, and required quarantining of the card before they are handed out. Lastly, if you plan to drop the cards to Cornerstone Manor in person to avoid any potential mailing fees, they do accept that, along with curbside drop offs if that is what you’re comfortable with. In person drop offs should be completed by Friday the 18th for required quarantining of the holiday cards. Please fill out this form when you have made cards so we know how many we still need made. You may submit more than one response if you continue to make cards. 

Additionally the club has donated $200 to the Courage of Carly Fund this month, and we hope you consider contributing as well. 

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