Service Projects

WUES has the opportunity to participate in four fun service projects this school year! These opportunities will allow students to serve our community and country in a variety of ways.

If you would like to help with any of the 2019-20 service projects or for general information, please contact VP of Service, Courtney Bucy.

WHAT:

B.I.G. Love Cancer Care provides love and support to cancer kids and their families 52 weeks a year! WUES is partnering with B.I.G. Love to bring joy to kids being treated for cancer in the Houston area.  Additionally, WUES will support the families of these children whose lives have been impacted by cancer.  K-2nd grade will collect small toys and games for the treatment treat closets at various cancer treatment centers around Houston.  3rd-5th will collect gift cards for families that have had to temporarily move to Houston for treatment for their child.

WHERE:

Donations will be collected in the classrooms and brought to the MPR for daily sorting.

WHEN:

We will collect toys and gift cards from Monday, December 2nd until Friday, December 6th.

WHY:

B.I.G. Love Cancer Care works tirelessly to support children with cancer and their families. For more background on this wonderful organization, please click here history.html

VP Service:

Courtney Bucy

WHAT:

The annual favorite Souper Bowl of Caring food drive! WUES families gather canned and packaged dry goods and bring them to school throughout the week.  All donations benefit the Houston Food Bank.  There are several volunteer opportunities available for our parents.  A friendly class competition makes this a fun event for the entire school.

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be taken to the MPR for points and sorting daily.

WHEN:

The collection will take place the week of Monday, January 27th – Friday, January 31st.

WHY:

The Houston Food Bank is America’s largest food bank in distribution to its network of 600 hunger relief charities in 18 southeast Texas counties. Named top charity in Texas by Charity Navigator for financial performance and accountability, the Houston Food Bank provides 79 million nutritious meals to food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feeding 800,000 people each year. 

WHAT:

WUES is partnering with Undies for Everyone to help collect underwear for those in need.  Kids will learn how they can help other kids who may not have clean underwear to wear daily.

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be taken to the MPR/Cafeteria for sorting daily. 

WHEN:

The collection will take place the week of Monday, April 13th - Friday, April 17th.

WHY:

Undies for Everyone is a nonprofit charitable organization in Houston that provides clean, new underwear to Houston and Dallas people in need.

WHAT:

ColorCycle and the Crayon Initiative -- Throughout the year, classrooms will collect “worn out” markers and crayons and send them off to be recycled. Families are also invited to send expired markers and crayons to school for recycling, as well!

WHERE:

Collections will take place in each classroom and will be brought to the office collection box periodically.

WHEN:

WHY:

Ongoing throughout the year

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. Crayola ColorCycle helps students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers. ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices.

The Crayon Initiative organizes crayon collections that take unwanted crayons, remanufactures them, and provides them to hospitals that are caring for our kids. The Crayon Initiative supports environmental efforts by diverting crayons from the landfills.

 
 
 
 
CONTACT US

West University Elementary School PTO

info@westupto.org​

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