October 25, 2017

Oakwood Kicks Off 4th Year of Assisting the Homeless

On October 18 Oakwood launched its fourth year of our community service project making and donating lunches to the PATH organization. PATH, People Assisting the Homeless, is an LA grown nonprofit started in the 1980’s that continues to help more and more homeless families move off the street and into permanent housing each year across California. Oakwood Elementary School packages and donates almost 200 lunches each month during the school year and delivers them to PATH, Los Angeles. At the launch event on the 18th the entire elementary school attended an assembly lead by PATH’s Andrea Murray, Associate Director of Community Partnerships and watched a video about where the packed lunches go. After the assembly, the students packed lunches together.

Elementary School students assembled to meet PATH’s Andrea Murray, Associate Director of Community Partnerships

In the coming months your child will be bringing home a brown bag once a month. We ask that you have your child decorate the bag and then pack an extra lunch along with your child’s lunch and send it to school with them on the PATH Thursday, next month is November 9. At school you will see boxes outside each classroom to receive the lunches. Just drop the lunch in the large boxes and our parent volunteers will drive them to PATH. PATH then distributes the lunches to several of their LA facilities. They truly need our support and every lunch counts.

For more information about PATH go to www.epath.org

To join the committee Contact Amy Redford August, Andrea Grable, or Kathleen LaGambina.