This holiday season, due to the pandemic, many residents have been forced to get creative with celebrating and carrying on annual traditions. In year’s prior, the schools have had holiday fairs put on by the PTO’s to raise funds for families in need. At the Arthur T. Cummings School and the Middle School, the annual holiday fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year, allowing students to partake in gift buying, games and holiday festivities. This year, however; the PTOs from all schools are not giving up a chance to help families in need, and they are joining forces to launch Hope for the Holidays.
After meeting with the principals and School Superintendent Lisa Howard, the PTO boards started to separately brainstorm ideas on how to meet the growing need this year. They reached out to each other to share some ideas for feedback and it didn’t take long to figure out a way to try something new.
Because Winthrop is a small town and families often have children in more than one school, the different PTOs will connect to bring some Hope for the Holidays. The gift cards will be used to address either food insecurity or provide gifts for what would otherwise be a dreary holiday.
How to donate to Hope for the Holidays:
PayPal: [email protected]
Mail: 15 Johnson Ave or 103 Locust Street
Checks can be made payable to: ATC PTO
Donation deadline is December 11th
If you have any questions, please email: [email protected]