Students thankful to help families enjoy the holiday


Summit School of Ahwatukee student council leads school’s 9th annual Thanksgiving drive to help Homeward Bound

This week Summit School of Ahwatukee’s student council, led by advisor Melissa France, delivered 30 overflowing Thanksgiving baskets to community outreach organization Homeward Bound, a Phoenix-based non-profit helping struggling families.

Large, functional laundry or wicker baskets brimmed over with all of the tasty ingredients for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including gift certificates for perishable items, festive napkins, and a fall table cloth. Summit ’s student council also used $700 of the funds they earned throughout the year to add children’s books and a board game to each basket!
Homeward Bound’s housing and social services has assisted thousands of families rebuild their lives by helping parents develop social skills and professional capabilities they need to live independent, successful and hopeful lives. Services include: transitional housing, case management, employment services, hands-on training by local professionals, education and life skills training, counseling, and nurturing, affordable child care. Visit www.homewardboundaz.org/ to learn how to help. Summit is proud to partner with this wonderful community outreach organization.