Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dear Casady Community,

Let's start Thanksgiving early!

There are more than 675,000 Oklahomans at risk of hunger every day, including one in four children in the state.  Hunger can destroy every part of a child's life. The fear of not knowing where your next meal will come from and the physical pain of hunger is something no child, man or woman should ever have to experience. We would greatly appreciate it if you would consider donating food to the Regional Food Bank, which serves more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week -almost half of which goes to children.  Other food recipients include senior citizens, the working poor, homeless, indigent people and veterans working to recover from mental illness or drug/alcohol addictions, and victims of domestic violence.

Casady YAC
Youth in Action in the Community
We need your help to raise food and funds from November 1 - 7 as part of our annual  CASADY CANS DO FOOD DRIVE.  Each Division is collecting canned goods in hopes of exceeding last year’s results of 5,779 cans. Additionally, the Primary, Lower, and Upper Divisions are collecting monetary donations and want to surpass last year's total of $1,016.87.  

To make a food donation, send your child with in-date canned or boxed food donations beginning on Friday, November 1 and ending on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  Upper Division students will be cheering donors and assisting the tally of donations from 7:15-7:55 AM in front of the Middle, Lower and Primary divisions.  The Upper Division will collect donations at the Casady Wing Student Center.  Most needed items include: canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, and beans and rice.

If you'd rather donate funds, you can send cash or checks payable to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  Monetary donations are deposited with the business office on a daily basis and sent to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma at the end of the week.  Or you can make online gifts at Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will provide five meals to our hungry Oklahoma neighbors. At the Food Bank's online virtual food drive, you can "shop" for food and actually "check out" like you are at a grocery store. When you check out,  remember to write Casady School on the form so the gift is counted towards our food and fund drive goal. The School that collects the most pounds of food per student will receive the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Students Against Hunger Traveling Trophy (and bragging rights for a full year)!



Upper Division Casady YAC and Youth LEAD Casady* Food Drive Chairs

Seniors:Katie Hanstein, Emily Faulkner

Juniors:Jessica Greene, Sidney Jones*

Sophomores:Aubrey Hermen*

Freshmen:Johnny Lee*, Turner Waddell

Adult Food Drive Sponsors: Carmen Clay* , Tim Crofton, Megan Thompson (UD), Rocky May (MD), Anne France (LD), Jane Sharp (PD)