McGilvra collecting donations for YWCA

As we head into the week of Thanksgiving, the McGilvra Elementary School community is in the middle of a food and toiletry drive in coordination with the YWCA.  

The food and toiletry donations continue to make a big difference for those in need over the holiday season and through the winter.  

If you are a McGilvra parent, you have seen the boxes outside each classroom and at the administrative office and library. We encourage the community to be just as involved. There are food-drive donation boxes all around the community, including at HomeStreet Bank (4036 E. Madison St.) in Madison Park.  

In this time of giving thanks, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting this great opportunity help those in need.

HUNTER ROBBINS is a McGilvra parent and communications chair for the McGilvra PTA. He can be reached at