Prom party 'spoils' put to good use
TO THE EDITORS:
Prom season is a joyous time when we celebrate the imminent end of the school year and, often, the end of the high school experience. Hard work and community participation are usually required in order to provide our kids with a memorable event.
In that vein, when the party's over, the spoils are usually headed for the trash or not put to good use.
It's important to provide our kids with a memorable event, but there are others who are not so fortunate who may benefit from items left unused from various prom- and post-prom events.
Instead of throwing away the remains of the evening, we would like to help those in need by donating the perishables to Water Street Ministries and support our men and women in uniform by shipping the nonperishables to Pennsylvania soldiers serving in Afghanistan.
We are soliciting prom committees throughout the county to participate in this worthwhile endeavor. All donations would be picked up immediately following post-prom by volunteers and distributed to the appropriate venue.
With no expense and little effort from the prom committees, prom can be a way to show our children and our community that we can have a good time as well as demonstrate care and concern for others less fortunate.
This program, in its sixth year, has shipped thousands of pounds of snacks to soldiers and delivered tons of perishable food to Water Street Ministries. We rely on post-prom committees to help continue the good work.
If you think your school would be interested in participating, please feel free to contact me.
Boxes of Hope