Sponsor a Backpack for a Brentwood-Darlington Student


Brentwood-Darlington is home to five schools, including Woodmere Elementary School.  Woodmere is a diverse Title I school located in the northeast corner of the neighborhood and serves families from Brentwood-Darlington, Lents, and Mt Scott-Arleta.  In past years, Woodmere has worked with Schoolhouse Supplies and a corporate sponsor to provide a backpack full of supplies to every child attending.  This program relieves a significant burden on families and helps every student start the year on the right foot.  Unfortunately, Woodmere’s longterm sponsor is no longer participating for the 2019-20 school year.  This leaves over 300 students without the supplies they need to be successful.  But you can help!

Sponsor a backpack (or more!)  A donation of $20 sponsors a full Tools for Schools backpack for a student at Woodmere Elementary.  All donations are tax deductible through Schoolhouse Supplies*!  Want to contribute more?  Check out the different levels below:

  • $1,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 50 students in need
  • $2,000 – Backpacks and supplies for 100 students in need
  • $4,000  SCHOOL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 200 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $6,000  HONOR ROLL CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 300 students in need + in-school backpack event for 10 volunteers
  • $8,000  SALUTATORIAN CO-SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 400 students in need + in-school backpack event for 15 volunteers
  • $10,000  VALIDICTORIAN SCHOOL SPONSOR – Backpacks and supplies for 500 students in need + exclusive in-school backpack event for up to 20 volunteers

To donate online CLICK HERE.  Be sure to put “Woodmere School” in the Additional Comments box so your funds are directed correctly.  If you are interested in making a larger contribution, volunteering, or learning more about Schoolhouse Supplies, contact Executive Director Alice Forbes.

Volunteer to pack supplies!  If you are unable to contribute financially, you can show up in August to help pack supplies into backpacks!  Look for more information on that as the date nears.

Have a business?  Your employees have the opportunity to volunteer at your sponsored school and engage with students and teachers while packing supplies into backpacks. This meaningful volunteer experience will occur just before or during the first week of school (August 2019).  This direct engagement provides a deep connection for your staff: 100% of surveyed participants reported that they are proud of their company for sponsoring this program.

*Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID#: 20-4223437


LGL Spring Updates

From Learning Gardens Lab:
Spring is finally upon us, and our staff is gearing up for warmer weather and transformation in the garden! Our first work party of the spring season is happening two weeks from today on Saturday, April 14th, from 10am-1pm. We recommend you bring your own water bottle and a light snack to stay energized. Please watch for a follow up email from us next week for details on work party projects.
Other work parties for the season to add to your calendar:
  • Saturday, May 12th, 10:00AM-1:00PM
  • Saturday, June 2nd, 10:00AM-1:00PM
Interested in volunteering more with us this spring? We will be holding a volunteer orientation on Wednesday, April 11th, from 12pm-1pm for anyone interested in learning more about what we do and how to get involved with us! If you are already familiar with LGL, please feel free to join us for our weekly volunteer drop-in hours:
  • Mondays, 9:30AM-12:30PM with Isabelle
  • Tuesdays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Isabelle
  • Thursdays, 12:00-3:00PM with Brittnee
  • Fridays, 9:00AM-12:00PM with Brittnee
Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators with any questions or concerns you may have regarding volunteering at lglvolunteer@gmail.com.

Neighborhood Clean-Up Coordinator Wanted!

If you’re ready to clean up your act and throw away all that garbage you can’t fit in your cans, then you’re in luck!  The Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association would love to host the annual Neighborhood Clean-Up on May 5th, 2018.  There’s only one catch… We don’t have a coordinator!  If you have a few hours to spare and want to volunteer, then contact us today!

NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!  You’ll work under the guidance of BDNA Board Members, including a 15 year veteran clean-up coordinator. Help us throw this great event and be a neighborhood hero!