The non-profit KINDH, Kids in Need During the Holidays, was started in 2000 by a parent from the PES community. KINDH helps to coordinate the wrapping and donation of holiday gifts and grocery cards to almost 3,000 families in Montgomery County and NoVa every December. Through the KINDH organization, PES Families are able to sponsor a family at our sister school, Highland Elementary, and help a child in need receive an item from their wish list. There are many ways that you can help families in our community during this unprecedented year. We know our PES families are incredibly generous, but also incredibly overwhelmed, so the PTA is trying to make this holiday giving as easy as possible. Please consider giving in one of the following ways:
Choose a wish list item from the Sign-Up Genius and purchase it. You can choose to purchase this item and drop it off at the school or to have this item sent directly to the KINDH organizer at the following address: Tamara Greenspan, 11347 Palatine Drive, Potomac, MD 20854. If you choose to have the item shipped directly, please make a note on the gift message of the Family #. If you are signing up to purchase a grocery store gift card, please consider buying it here.
Drop off any labeled purchased items at PES on Tuesday, December 15th from 11am-1pm. There will be a collection box at the drive-through distribution door right next to Ms. Borra’s office. Make sure the item you purchased is labeled with the family’s number. KINDH will also accept any new, unwrapped clothing or toys if you are cleaning out your house and have items. Please free to label these items just with “Donation” and also put it in the box.
If you’d like to avoid shopping altogether, you can donate to the KINDH organization directly. You can also just choose to purchase grocery store gift cards which will also be distributed to families here. Our PES Community did a great job rallying around the Highland ES family at Thanksgiving and has already donated $500 worth of grocery store gift cards to families in need. We hope to do the same this December!