Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Moffett Students Collect Items for Blessing Boxes

Students at Moffett School recently participated in a drive to collect items for area community blessing boxes. Over 5,000 cans of food, nonperishable items and personal care items were collected.

Shannon Edwards, sponsor for the Student Wealth Activity Team (SWAT) at Moffett and Brushy Schools, said there is a total of 12 students that are currently a part of SWAT. “I want to teach and encourage my students to give back to the community," Edwards said.  Edwards is also the school nurse for Moffett and Brushy schools. 

Nehemiah Reagan, a Moffett student, said, “Every day after school I would go into our pantry and fill up my backpack full of canned foods to take to school the next day. I didn’t care if I won the pizza party. I just wanted to help feed families in need.” 

“All five of my kids were nose to nose about who was filling up a bag from the pantry and bringing in the donations that day,” said Jessie Reagan, Nehemiah's mother.

After all donations were gathered on April 9, Edwards and the team went to Belfonte, Liberty and Muldrow to give a portion of donations to each blessing box.

Blessing Boxes can be found in Roland, Moffett, Gore, Sallisaw, Belfonte, Brushy, Vian, Muldrow, and Liberty communities.

For those wanting to donate or volunteer contact Lindsey Dyer at email Ldyer@peopleinc.org or Shannon Edwards at sedwards@moffett.k12.ok.us.

Anna Ramos, News Staff

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