Wednesday, December 19, 2012

BHS Holiday Meal for the Homeless a Huge Success!

From John Villavicencio, Director of Student Activities at Berkeley High School

Friends of Berkeley High School,

A huge thank you needs to be sent out to all of the volunteers and contributors for the Berkeley High 2012 Holiday Meal. It was impressive to see so many people come together to make this event a rousing success. How do I know that it was a success?

Photo credit: Mark Coplan, BUSD Public Information Officer
Let's check the numbers:
  • estimated 351 guests dined on a warm meal
  • estimated 336 volunteers for one of three shifts logging at the minimum 800 service hours 
  • estimated 25 turkeys, hams, and chickens donated for the meal as well as countless side dishes, drinks, gravy trays, cranberry sauce, etc 

We owe a huge thank you to numerous businesses that stepped up to donate as well. The local Walgreen's donated $660 worth of toiletries that were assembled into kits for people to take. ACME Bread Co. gave a substantial amount of bread. The Peet's Coffee on Shattuck provided some of our coffee. Paper Plus Outlet also donated some decorations.

Students on the Student Senate Leadership team are planning a service project to benefit homeless youth as a result of their participation in the Holiday Meal.

Here are some photos and a 10 minute video of the event from Mark Coplan, BUSD Public Information Officer
BHS Holiday Dinner 2012 Photos on Flickr

Thank you again Berkeley!

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