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Gratitude Festival and Donation Drive

The Gratitude Festival and Donation Drive is coming to Arroyo and Central November 18th and 19th!
Thanksgiving prompts us to think about everything for which we are grateful. The pandemic has brought many challenges and we have all met them to the best of our abilities. The PTA hopes all members of the Arroyo community will join together to share our specific gratitudes and appreciations. We will also be supporting donation drives to benefit the Samaritan House and Lion’s Club toy drive.

With the Holidays approaching, all members of the Central and Arroyo community can join together to give back.

Where: Central Parking Lot and Arroyo Fence/Parking Lot 

When:  Wednesday, November 18th     1:30pm - 5:00pm 

Thursday, November 19th     3:00pm - 5:00pm

* Please remember to wear your masks, keep your distance, and please no congregating (15 mins or less on campus!)

Drive through the Central parking lot and make a Toy, Food, or Gift Card donation, we will have bins and tables set out. Or park and have your kiddos take a selfie in front of the “I am grateful for...” photo backdrop screen on the fence and upload to the school website via Google Form.  Also, visit with members of the community and our PTA sponsors who will have tables set up on the Central Campus. 

Feeling extra grateful? Head over to Arroyo and attach your paper Eagle or Turkey to the gratitude fence (Print Image here) Bins will also be on the Arroyo campus to drop off your Toy or Food donations. Hope to see you there!

We need help both these days so, please sign up now!

Giving back opportunities:

Samaritan House:  The Samaritan House will have 4 bins at the Arroyo campus, and are asking for dried food items: cereal, mac & cheese, dried soups, pasta, rice, beans.

Lions Club Toy Drive: The San Carlos Lions welcome your generous participation in our Holiday Toy, Book & Gift Drive to benefit the families served by One Life Counseling Center. One Life provides a bi-weekly food distribution to Peninsula families who need some additional assistance during difficult times. Please note, toys and art supplies should be new. Also, the San Carlos Lions would love to give new soccer balls as gifts to the children in our Holiday Toy, Book & Gift Drive. (benefiting the families served by One Life Counseling) Goal is 109 new soccer balls! 

Grocery Gift Cards SCSD Families : With the holidays approaching, the San Carlos PTA Coordinating Council would like to continue to provide support to SCSD families experiencing food insecurity via Safeway E-Gift Cards. To donate, click HERE and send the Safeway e-gift card to are gifts, not charitable contributions. Contact Hazel Stabinsky  with any questions.


Thank you to our sponsors: