Winter Holiday Giving Opportunity
Monday, December 08, 2008 9:40 PM

LHCS families are invited to contribute to a holiday-gift program for the women and children served by Tubman Family Alliance. The goal is to allow clients to experience holiday gift giving while preserving their dignity and self-worth. Gift baskets of donated items will be assembled for the children (using moms’ suggestions) and will include surprises for the mothers, too. The baskets will be distributed at a party on December 16th at the Lake Harriet United Methodist Church.

There are several ways that LHCS families can help:

  1. Donate gift cards (Target, Kmart, Cub Foods, etc.). Make sure cards retain their value and do not have restrictions. Stores on bus lines are preferred. Bring cards to the office at either campus or deliver your contribution directly to the LH United Methodist between 9-4 weekdays, December 8-December 13.
  2. Provide cookies or desserts for the party. Bring items to Mrs. Roberts in Room 112 at the UC by noon on Tuesday.
  3. Volunteer to help wrap gifts, organize donations, shop, or prepare baskets. Work times are available by contacting Liz McGillivary (

This is the third year that the middle school student council has partnered with the Tubman Family Alliance for a school-wide service learning work. The students chose Tubman because of the comprehensive work the agency does around housing, education, children, mental health, and family-violence prevention. Please support their work by considering this effort as you plan your holiday giving. Questions? Contact Kathy Roberts at Lake Harriet School (UC).