Many of our students rely on the generous donations of the people over at the Wake Inter Faith Food Shuttle who provide backpacks to students to take home with them over the weekend. These bags are full of nutritious, and kid-friendly canned foods. Our school social worker Michelle Lesniak organizes a food drive each year to gather donations of canned goods for the holidays. This year I am helping her out in a creative way to boost donations.
As you may know, this month is “No Shave November”. As an incentive for the kids to bring as many cans as possible, we are offering a contest. The class that brings in the most food between this week and December 6th gets to design Mr. Allyn’s beard! Between November 1st and then, I will not shave my beard. The class with the most cans gets to choose from the beard styles pictured above. I will then wear the selected beard for one whole week!