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.
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!
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.
- $10 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: 130 North Main St., 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
Personal Care ItemsMany at-risk students, especially the 1,300 who experience homelessness, lack access to basic hygiene essentials. You can help by collecting personal care items that will be assembled into hygiene kits, or making a monetary donation. The kits are used at our 6 high school teen resource centers, and distributed throughout the rest of the district as needed.
The following items can be donated individually in bulk. If you are interested in only assembling hygiene kits, and not in gathering/donating the items, contact Ginger Coulam at 801-402-4483 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are kits needing assembling.
- Full-Size Toothpaste
- Full-Size Deodorant Stick
- Full-Size Bar Soap
- Comb or Brush
- Wash Cloth
- Travel Body Wash
- Girls Sports Bras
- Girls Leggings
- Boys Sweat Pants
- Boy Basketball Shorts
- Elementary Boy Underwear
- Reusable Bags
- Paper Towels
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:
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.
|S. Clearfield El.
|W. Clinton El.
Grab & Go Food PacksGrab & Go packs are distributed by counselors to food insecure students throughout the week. Please call the Foundation office for drop-off 801-402-4483. Please include exactly the items listed below:
Placed in a gallon-sized ziplock bag:
- 1 chocolate milk
- 2 water bottles 8 oz.
- 1 cheese crackers
- 2 Nature Valley Protein Bars
- 2 Individual Packs of Jerky (.80)
- 1 cookie packet
- 1 raisin box
- 1 trail mix packet 1.5 oz.
- 1 dried fruit packets
- 1 squeeze applesauce
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
Jr. High Spree Sub-For-SantaNovember 11 - December 5. 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.
Stuff-A-StockingWe need your help purchasing and filling 400 stockings for students in need! 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. If you are interested in helping with this project, please call the Foundation office at 801-402-4483 to let us know how many you plan on doing. Please follow the list below as closely as possible so that the stockings are equitable in content. Thank you!
Stocking Stuffer Items:
- Meal Cards ($10 to fast food restaurant)
- Comfy, gender neutral socks
- Chips or pretzels
- Knit Gloves
- Hand Warmers
- Card Game (Uno, Skippo, Yatzi, etc.)
- Optional: any other miscellaneous fun items to put in a stocking.
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."