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Waldorf Schools in California, Wisconsin and Ohio have all recently donated to their homeless communities during this trying time of COVID-19.

The Santa Cruz Waldorf School has made 100 Care Bags for those experiencing housing insecurity. The bags contain homemade soap from the seventh grade, crocheted washcloths from the third grade, and many were decorated with love by the first grade. All contain a variety of supplies donated by the whole school community and were delivered to the Walnut Ave Women’s and Family Center.

Second Grade teacher, Sunset Richter, says, “We have completed our Waldorf 100 goal of creating one hundred care bags full of toiletries for folks experiencing housing insecurity! We hope that this project can bring a bit of comfort during these challenging times.”

As we reported earlier in the year, Tamarack Waldorf School also engaged in a year-long school-wide project to help those in need as part of the Pathfinders Backpack Project. Eighth graders sewed the backpacks in their applied arts class and then each class in school contributed in some way through collecting donations, making items for the bag or helping with distribution.  They were featured in a CBS News report at WDJT Milwaukee.

Spring Garden Waldorf School helped homeless gardeners this summer. Gardening teacher, Edward Grimes, donated the school’s greenhouse starter plants to The Homeless Charity to distribute to homeless and low income gardeners in Northeast Ohio. 

We’re proud of our school communities giving back to those most in need! 

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