The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to give back, especially to the children within your own community. We appreciate any and all help that you can give. Below are listed current needs throughout the district. 

Jr. High Spree Sub-For-SantaNovember 12 - December 6. This holiday season, warm a child's heart by making their holidays merry and bright! We invite you to shop for a junior high-aged student in need by participating in Davis Education Foundation's Jr. High Spree Sub-for-Santa. Students create an Amazon wishlist that includes clothing, basic essentials, and a small Christmas gift of their choosing. The community then purchases the items on their wishlists, which are delivered to the jr. high schools. To learn more, click HERE. 

Laundry Bag Fabric A community member is making laundry bags for students in crisis to use in our teen centers. In order to make the bags, she has asked for fabric donations. 

Here are the specifications:  Material needs to be cotton, pieces needs to be at least 30” x 45”.

Please drop off at the Foundation Office: 45 East State Street, Farmington, UT  84025

Meal Gift CardsThere are more than 17,000 students in Davis School District who face food insecurity. School is often the only place where they are guaranteed a hot meal. When students are home for the weekend, or even long breaks such as winter break, they go without. One way to help ensure that these kids have food when they aren't at school is to provide them with meal cards. 

Donations:

  • $10-$20 gift cards
  • Purchase cards for fast food or local grocery stores. (i.e. McDonalds, Walmart, Smith's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Jimmy John's, Winco, etc.) 
  • Please deliver cards to the Foundation Office: 45 East State Street, Farmington, UT 84025

Serve A Family For Christmas (Sub-For-Santa)During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the Foundation receives names of families in need of holiday assistance throughout the district. The number of families varies each year. Please click the link below and fill out the form if you are willing to shop for a family, or multiple, to provide them with Christmas gifts. Many of these families are dealing with crisis or extreme financial strain/limitations. Your generosity can provide hope and joy this season for those in need. 

Please fill out the form if you are willing to help with this project: https://forms.office.com/r/7bPYJyD9j5

Stuff A Stocking194 stockings were sewn and donated to the Foundation - we need your help filling them for students classified as unaccompanied minors this Christmas! If you are interested in helping with this project, please call the Foundation office at 801-402-4483. You can fill as many or as few as you would like. Please note, these will be for high school age kids, items should be gender neutral. 

Stocking Stuffer Items:

  • Meal Cards ($10 to fast food restaurant or grocery store) 
  • Hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, chapstick, lotion, etc.)
  • Candy
  • Small Fun Miscellaneous Items  

Mountain High & Renaissance Academy Christmas HelpEach year Mountain High and Renaissance Academy provides a gift for their students at the holidays. This winter, they are giving each student a blanket and a meal card to help as they go into the colder months. They would love any donations to help with this project. Here is what's needed:

  • 280 plush throw blankets - size 50" x 72" of varied colors and designs
  • 280 $10 gift cards from various fast food and grocery store vendors  (i.e. McDonalds, Walmart, Smith's, Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Jimmy John's, Fizz, gas gift Cards, etc.) 

Please contact 801-402-0450 to arrange drop-off. 

If you would rather donate money for this project, you can do so at https://dsdgive.net/event/40. In the comments of your donation, please write "Christmas Blankets."

Food Drive For School PantriesFood pantries in our high schools are in need of these specific items:

  • Boxes of cereal - Make sure boxes are eat least 10 oz. or more. 
  • Shelf stable fruit - A variety of canned and individual packages of fruit.
  • Canned or pouched chicken 

Please call or email the pantry contact employee for information on drop-off and need:

School Contact Name    Phone Email
Clearfield High Nicole Tidwell 801-402-8200 ntidwell@dsdmail.net
Layton High Sabrina Hornbeck 801-402-4800 shornbeck@dsdmail.net
Mountain High Tracie Mcewen-Garritson 801-402-0450 tmcewen@dsdmail.net
Northridge High Lisa Arango 801-205-0956

larango@dsdmail.net

Syracuse High Pat Limas 801-402-7977 plimas@dsdmail.net

Stock School Resource ClosetsSchool resource closets are filled with clothing and basic essentials to distribute to students when needed. If you are interested in donating to a resource closet, please see the contacts below to get more information on what their closets are in need of. 

School Contact Name Phone Email
Taylor El. Cody Case 801- 402-1500 cocase@dsdmail.net
Sunset El. Julie Tomney 801-402-2550

jtomney@dsdmail.net

Wasatch El. Kari Demtrack 801-402-2650 kdemtrak@dsdmail.net
Bountiful El Kari Harrison 801-402-1350 kaharrison@dsdmail.net
S. Clearfield El. Bonnie Farnsworth 801-402-2500 bfarnsworth@dsdmail.net
Syracuse El. Debbie Price 801-402-2600 deprice@dsdmail.net
Parkside El. Kieli Cross 801-402-1150 kcross@dsdmail.net
W. Clinton El. Kieli Cross 801-402-2700 kcross@dsdmail.net

 

Grab & Go Food PacksGrab & Go packs are distributed by counselors to food insecure students throughout the week. Large grab & go packs come out to an estimated $10, while smaller packs come out to $6 per pack. Please call the Foundation office for drop-off 801-402-4483. Please include exactly the items listed below: 

Large:

large food pack
  • 1 chocolate milk
  • 1 small water
  • 2 Keebler cheese & peanut butter crackers
  • 3 protein bars *not granola bars*
  • 4 beef jerky packs *4 oz. total*
  • 2 Keebler fudge stripes cookie individual packs
  • 1 raisin box
  • 1 trail mix packet
  • 2 dried fruit packets
  • 2 squeezable apple sauce packs

 

Small:

  • 1 chocolate milk
  • 1 small water
  • 1 Keebler cheese & peanut butter crackers
  • 2 protein bars *not granola bars*
  • 3 beef jerky packs *3 oz. total*
  • 1 Keebler fudge stripes cookie individual packs
  • 1 raisin box
  • 1 trail mix packet
  • 1 dried fruit packets
  • 1 squeezable apple sauce packs

Pantry PacksAside from meal gift cards, pantry packs play a vital role in filling food gaps for students when they aren't at school. Pantry packs are assembled and donated to the Bountiful Food Pantry, who then distribute the packs to schools throughout the district each week. For more information on pantry packs, please visit www.bountifulfoodpantry.org

Donate Money To Holiday Assistance Programs Donate money for these holiday assistance initiatives and more. Every dollar makes a direct impact on our students in need. Thank you! 

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