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It's time to begin collecting food items for Peace's annual gift of Easter food baskets to 20 families at Blackhawk Elementary School, in partnership with the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry.  Each year at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we provide families at Blackhawk with a large tote of non-perishable foods, a 10-pound ham, a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs, a loaf of bread, a sack of snacks, and a bag of personal hygiene items.  Below are a suggested schedule for the items we will collect and the quantities we need.  In addition to food, you can support this project with monetary donations earmarked for "Holiday Food Baskets."  The baskets will be packed at Grace Food Pantry and delivered to Blackhawk on Wednesday, March 27.

February 18 - 20 boxes of Cereal

February 25 - 20 boxes of Cereal

                       20 Cans of Peaches

March 3 -- 20 packages of Spaghetti

                  20 cans of Pasta sauce

March 10 - 20 cans of beef ravioli

                  20 cans of pork and beans

March 17 - 20 jars of peanut butter

                  20 jars of jelly                   

March 24—20 boxes of mac and cheese


Wish List for Books for Blackhawk Library 2024

Just One More Sleep: All Good
Things Come to those who…Wait
By Jamie Lee Curtis              $18.99
Cupig: The Valentine’s Day Pig
By Claire Tattersfield             $14.99
Happy Valentine’s Day Mouse
By Laira Numeroff                 $7.99
Keep Dancing Through
By Allison Holker Boss, etc   $18.99
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle                          $20.23
Acorn Was a Little Wild
By Jen Arena                         $5.00
Go Get ‘Em Tiger
By HelloLucky, Sabrina Moyle$5.00
Cat Kid Comic Club #5: Influencers
By Dav Pilkey                         $9.09
Giraffes Can’t Dance
By Giles Andrea                    $17.99
The Wild Robot Protects
By Peter Brown                      $15.29
How to Babysit a Grandma
By Jean Reagan                    $15.99
The Polar Express
By Chris Van Allsburg           $10.99
How The Grinch Lost Christmas
By Alistair Heim,                    $9.99
Little Blue Truck’s Valentine
By Alice Schertle                   $12.49
Love From Bluey
By Penguin Young Readers $9.99
Just Because
By Matthew McConaghy       $17.99
Dragons Love Tacos
By Adam Rubin                      $15.99
The Wonderful Things You Will Be
By Emily Winfield Martin       $15.49
Grumpy Monkey Valentine Gross Out
By Suzanne Lang                  $9.99
Love from the Very Hungry Caterpillar
By Eric Carle                          $9.99
Noodle Conquers Comfy Mountain
By Jonathan Grazino             $9.49
Lila Greer Teacher of the Year
By Andrea Beaty                   $17.99
Mercy Watson is Missing
By Kate DiCamillo                 $16.99
If I Were a Fish
By Corook, Olivia Barton       $18.99
By Gordon Korman               $19.99
Love Comes First
By Jenna Bush Hager           $9.99
Bad Kitty Makes a Movie
By Nick Bruel                         $13.99
Who Will Make the Snow?
By Taras Prokasko                $22.00
The One and Only Ruby
By Katherine Applegate        $17.99

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Peace will be collecting Kleenex for Kids (at Blackhawk Elementary and the Early Learning Center) during the months of February and March.  Supplies are running low and there is still a lot of time left in this school year :-). We love supporting our Hawk family and would also like to extend our support to the Early Learning Center as it is very close by and also where our member, Amanda Kim, spends a LOT of time.
The Early Learning Center is the main campus for the District 186 Pre-K program. The ELC currently serves approximately 650 of our youngest learners, ages 3-5, from all across the city of Springfield. Students who attend the program have been selected for enrollment due to having a variety of identified risk factors that could impact their learning. The mission of the Early Learning Center is to help children and their families acquire the skills that are necessary to be successful in school so that all children and families will love and have a desire for continuous learning.

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