The Orchard Polar Express Program
Every December, we support an organization that is making a difference in the lives of children in our community. This year we will be supporting the Polar Express program in the Phoenix Central School District. Organized and supported by staff in the District with the goal of providing students from families receiving free or reduced lunches an opportunity to select Christmas gifts for their family members. Each year, 200+ kids are able to receive the gift of giving to others. However, it is taxing on the staff of the district with limited outside support to meet such a high demand.
Here is where the Orchard comes in….
Beginning Sunday, November 26th bring new, unwrapped gifts for men or teen boys. Gifts should be around $5/each. The last day for drop off is Sunday, December 17th
Some ideas of gifts you may want to consider:
- Small tool kit
- Ice scraper, snow brush, flashlight
- Candy bars, nuts, mints – packages
- Men’s and boy’s hats, gloves, and scarves
- Sports themed throw blankets
- Football, baseball, basketball gear and clothing
- Utensils for barbecue grills
- Coffee mugs
- Gift cards for coffee, hardware store, etc
- Other appropriate gifts that you can think of
**Please feel free to email Brian Coleman with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.