Creative Corners Preschool Raises $250 for Self Help Closet
The Des Plaines Park District Creative Corners Terrific 3’s Preschool classes raised $250 for the Self Help Closet and Pantry of Des Plaines. The preschoolers collected 125 pounds of Halloween Candy during the week of October 31 to November 4 as part of a Candy Buy Back Program. They partnered with Dr. Thomas Meyer, DDS of Meyer Dental in Des Plaines, who purchased the candy at $2 per pound and then shipped it to United States troops deployed overseas. “This is an extraordinary accomplishment,” said Karyn Roth, Recreation Supervisor. Kelly Roback, Creative Corners Preschool Director for the Terrific 3’s agrees. “During November, we talk about sharing and being thankful,” Roback said. “I can’t think of a better way for the children to really learn and understand this, than by giving back to their community.” In addition to giving the Self Help Closet and Pantry a check for $250 on Friday, November 18, the children and their families have been collecting non-perishable food items for the past two weeks. They have filled over four laundry baskets with cereal, soups, canned goods, and household items. “Even our young, struggling families participated by bringing in items they bought using coupons,” said Roback. “They wanted to show their children that you are never to young to learn to share.” For more information about Creative Corners Preschool and Des Plaines Park District Early Education classes, call 847-391-5700 or visit www.DPParks.org.