At Roscomare we not only have families that give to our wonderful school to cover the costs of our great programs, we also understand the importance of giving back to the greater community. Here’s a glimpse of a few of the things we’ve been up to:
Trees for the Future – Organized by parent volunteers, we buy our yearbooks from Treering.com, a company that works with Trees for the Future and plants a tree for every yearbook our school purchases. In 2020, 339 trees were planted in the name of Roscomare Road Elementary!
American Heart Association – their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. All Roscomare students participated in the fun obstacle course and jumping exercises involved with the Kids Heart Challenge in June 2019 and raised over $5,000. In 2016, all student participated in the fun and healthy Jump for Heart program, and raised almost $6,000 for The American Heart Association. Well done! To sign up, click here. To learn more about this great organization, click here
Candy for Troops & First Responders – Each year after Halloween Roscomare sends candy to Troops and First Responders through Operation Gratitude. We will be collecting and donating candy for First Responders and troops in 2020 – drop off your wrapped candy in the office from Nov.1 -Nov 6. Our school donates hundreds of pounds of candy every year – way to go Roscomare kids! Some children include letter to the troops, you can do that too. Some classes will be writing letters of appreciation and including them in the box. To learn more about this great organization, click here.
Volunteer League – Volunteer League is currently the only non-profit that provides clothing needs to LAUSD children K-12 and LAUSD Homeless Ed Department middle and high school students. Children are referred to the Volunteer League by school nurses, social workers, principals, and counselors. Friends of Roscomare donates to this organization several times throughout the year through our lost and found. Our last donation was before summer break 2020 and we’ll be donating again in fall 2021. To learn more about the Volunteer League click here.
Toy Drive – every year our Student Council organizes a Toy Drive before the winter holidays, bringing new toys to underprivileged children in the community. Please remember to drop off new unwrapped toys in the office in early December. The deadline to bring them is Thursday December 10th, 2020… on December 11th, our local Fire Department will be picking them up. Click here for the flyer.
Book Drive – the Student Council organized a book drive in 2017 collecting new or gently-used books for needy students in elementary schools.
Thanksgiving Food Drive – organized by Troop 3696, Roscomare families collect food for the hungry before Thanksgiving – another great job in 2017! Way to go Girl Scouts!
Hurricane Relief – Roscomare joined forces with Operation Gratitude, and collected and sent important toiletry items to disaster victims and first responders of the terrible hurricanes in the U.S. and Carribean in October 2017.
SOVA – last year SOVA distributed over 2.5 million pounds of healthy, nutritious food to individuals of all ages, ethnicities and religions. Nearly 9,000 people benefit from this each month. Roscomare donated 2,347 pounds of food to support SOVA’s hunger relief program in 2017. Click here for the thank you letter. To learn more about SOVA, click here.