Thanksgiving Supplies Delivered to Families in Need

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Thanksgiving Supplies Delivered to Families in Need

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    Thanksgiving Supplies Delivered to Families in Need
    Glendale Unified's Healthy Start Office donates 100 bags of food and gift cards.

    By Kelly Corrigan

    November 27, 2014 | 10:00 a.m.Employees who work in an office that oversees mental-health counseling for Glendale Unified students have put together 100 bags of food and gift cards for families in need this Thanksgiving.

    Ilin Magran, a school psychologist and a coordinator in the district’s Healthy Start office, used donated funds and help from co-workers to put together the bags, containing items such as potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, soup and green beans.

    Each bag also includes a $30 Vons gift card, so families can purchase a turkey or ham.

    All week, the bags have been going home with families whose stories Magran knows, such as students who recently lost a parent or families who share a single bedroom.

    “We’ve been calling since yesterday, saying, ‘Come pick up your bags,’” she said on Tuesday.

    Throughout the year, the office receives food and clothing donations for Glendale students who are in need.

    Las Cartias, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Glendale, is one of its most regular supporters with its donation of $350 worth of groceries each month.

    During the last school year, league members also provided free uniforms, and 270 students from low-income families signed up for them.

    Food donations also routinely come from PTAs at the majority of Glendale’s 30 schools which oversee campus food drives.

    In September, the charity FOCUS North America donated 850 pairs of Toms Shoes, and Magran said 500 pairs have already been delivered to students.

    “The simple things that we don’t even think about — families are grateful,” Magran said.

    During the upcoming holiday season, office workers plan to collect toys for students.

    Last year, more than 100 families received toys, and 52 families received $25 gift cards.
    Glendale Unified Healthy Start
    Employees who work within Glendale Unified's Healthy Start office, which oversees mental health services for students across Glendale, among other services, put together 100 bags of food to give to families in need for Thanksgiving, which also include $30 gift cards for families to purchase turkey or ham. (Courtesy of Suzy Jacobs / November 26, 2014)