Falk Elementary Family Needs
(Housing, Clothing, Holiday Meals)
(See bottom of page for Food Pantry Needs)
Thank you for your continued support in meeting the needs of our students and families so that they can engage meaningfully in school during the pandemic. Moving into winter, our big needs will be supporting families with housing and utility emergency assistance, winter gear and holiday meals.
Housing Emergency Assistance: Helping families to maintain housing is critical for health and safety, minimizing childhood trauma and engagement in school and work. The CDC's eviction moratorium will expire at the end of December and state and grant funds continue to come and go. The shelter is currently full and turning homeless families away, resulting in a record number of families sleeping in vehicles and tents as the weather turns cold. We've used the Falk Family Emergency Fund, administered on our behalf by our partners at St. Dunstan's Church, to maintain housing for 26 families since March! Neighbors interested in donating to support families with housing can donate via GoFundMe (click here) or by check mailed to Falk Elementary PTO at 6323 Woodington Way, Madison, WI 53711 with "Housing Fund" in the memo.
Winter Clothing: Ordinarily, we clean, process and store gently used winter gear at school. Unfortunately, given our restrictions this year, we are unable to accept in-kind donations of gear. However, we are accepting monetary donations by check to support the purchase of winter gear for students!
Holiday Meals: We are accepting donations of $25 Woodman's gift cards and monetary donations to support the purchase of cards for families to select and prepare food for a holiday meal for their family.
If you are interested in donating funds for winter clothing or holiday meals, please contact Sarah Hall, Social Worker, at email@example.com. Thank you for your support in keeping our families safe and healthy this winter!Type your paragraph here.
Please note that the Falk School Food Pantry has had to close due to the pandemic. Please check back next year to see if it is open again.
Help our young neighbors succeed!
Dear Greentree Neighbors,
Thank you for your continued support of Falk Elementary. The Greentree Neighborhood drive’s focus has changed over the years to reflect the needs of Falk and in our community. This year, we would appreciate you turning your efforts to help us decrease the food insecurity so many of our school families and neighbors face by helping us to stock our food pantry. Falk works in partnership with Second Harvest Foodbank to stretch our monetary donations further. It costs approximately $500/month to sustain our pantry for those who need it. Our pantry is open to all neighborhood families weekly and can be accessed byt those without documentation.
Thank you for your support!
Checks made payable to Falk Elementary School or pantry supplies can be delivered to Nancy Godfrey, School Nurse. The pantry does have a refrigerator and a freezer. You may contact Nancy at (608) 278-8555 or at 6605 Dumont Road, Madison, WI 53711.
Food Pantry Needs include:
Soap Laundry detergent
Full size shampoo and conditioner Unscented lotion/cocoa butter
Deodorant Toothpaste and toothbrushes
Toilet paper Paper towels
Diapers and baby wipes Baby food jars and formula
Instant oatmeal Whole grain pasta/rice
Whole grain cereal Canned soup/stew/chili
Canned tuna or chicken Peanut butter
Canned or dried fruit Canned vegetables
Applesauce/Fruit cups Granola/Breakfast bars