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Tilton Students Donate to Food Pantry

Tilton School students came together in a big way during #GivingTuesday on November 29 to help raise donations for the Tilton food pantry. The challenge – bring in at least one food item for every student, for a total of 250 items. The result – almost 300 items donated!
Tilton School students came together in a big way during #GivingTuesday on November 29 to help raise donations for the Tilton food pantry. The challenge – bring in at least one food item for every student, for a total of 250 items. The result – almost 300 items donated!
 
This is the second year Tilton School students have been challenged to raise donations for the Tilton food pantry during #GivingTuesday, a national day of philanthropy. The results this year far surpassed what was brought in last year.
 
While #GivingTuesday is generally about giving financial donations to various charities and organizations, including the Tilton Fund, the food pantry component is a way for Tilton students to also get involved and make a difference in the local community.
 
To help increase the amount of donations and to make the event fun, Eliza Smith, director of the Forge program, challenged the students to design a “can creation” that could be made with the donations. Before #GivingTuesday, the class officers for each grade notified their fellow students, asking for design ideas. Then, on December 5, each grade gathered with their collection of cans and boxes and created their structure. The can creations remained up until December 15, when Eliza dropped the donations off at the Tilton food pantry.
 
Congratulations to our Tilton students for responding in such a great way and bringing in so many donations! The grade-level totals were:
Freshman – 53
Sophomores – 72
Juniors – 66
Seniors/PGs – 104
 
Tilton School has a long-standing relationship with the Tilton food pantry through the community service program started by Spanish teacher Julie Caldwell. To learn more about the community service projects at Tilton School and how Julie has been leading the charge for more than 10 years, look for your 2018 issue of 1845: The Magazine of Tilton School, due in mailboxes in March.
 
 
 
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