Fulfill Holiday Wishes for Children in Need
You are invited to fulfill the holiday wishes of a child or family from the broader Wood Acres Community, including New Hampshire Estates/Oakview ES in Silver Spring and Rolling Terrace ES in Takoma Park. Visit this link to sign up to participate; please carefully read the guidelines at the top of the signup page. Also note that additional wishes may be added to the signup over the next week so please check back if there is not immediate availability.
Gifts should be dropped off unwrapped at these times/locations:
- Thursday 12/14 - Morning arrival at Wood Acres ES
- Friday 12/15 - Morning arrival at Wood Acres ES
Any time now through Sunday 12/17 at 4pm- Collection box at 5400 Mohican Road (Cucinella-Roush home). Please leave on the front porch as it is covered. Questions may be directed to Amy Cucinella Roush. Warm thanks for your support for this effort!
A little more info
This gift drive benefits families at Wood Acres ES who submit wishes to Counselor Andrea Solazzo, as well as families receiving services from Linkages to Learning at New Hampshire Estates ES, Oakview ES and Rolling Terrace ES.
New Hampshire Estates and Oak View Elementary Schools, “our sister schools,” are located in Silver Spring and serve the same community. NHE offers Kindergarten through 2nd grade, then children move on to Oak View for grades 3-5. Many of the families at NHE/OV are in need; more than 85% have qualified for free or reduced price lunches. They are grateful to the Wood Acres community as they benefit from our annual Warm Clothing Drive, Book Drive, and Dine Out to Donate. For our holiday gift drive, we also include Rolling Terrace ES located in Takoma Park, a community with similar needs.
Linkages to Learning is an MCPS community school partnership with an integrated focus on health, social services, community development and engagement to support student learning, strong families and healthy communities. Linkages to Learning has an office and comprehensive health center on site at New Hampshire Estates ES and at Rolling Terrace ES. Linkages suggests a spending guideline of $35-$40 per child.