Community Service Activities at Ainsworth
Students can help with the coordination of events through the following types of activities:
- Labeling and putting out collection bins in all classrooms and empty them as needed
- Help sort/count what’s collected and keep track of what more is needed
- Making posters for school and flyers for students to take home to parents
- Write communications around the activity for school wide/room parent electronic distribution
- Help deliver supplies to different agencies respectively
- Volunteer at events as appropriate
- Brainstorm ideas for fundraising if monetary donations are needed/collect funds
Student Council committees will assist students with the coordination of activities, in addition to school staff and teachers at times. The Ainsworth PTA will be asking for additional parent volunteers as needed to also assist students and adult volunteers are required.
Children’s Book Bank Annual Book Harvest (September): Ainsworth collects books for The Children’s Book Bank. Their mission is to advance child literacy, encourage family bonding, and ignite curiosity through the power of books. Your gift will help provide children with books that are meaningful and relevant to their lived. The books will be cleaned, sorted, and delivered to students at schools specially selected by PPS. To help, Ainsworth families can donate new and/or gently used children’s books that would be appropriate to give to babies, toddlers, elementary age children and middle-schoolers. Ainsworth families donated 1,000 books last year. For more information, go to: Children’s Book Bank (childrensbookbank.org)
PPS-PTA Clothing Closet Volunteering and Donations (on-going): The PTA Clothing Center serves over 1,700 PPS students each year, providing free clothes and shoes to PPS families in need. Ainsworth is assigned a few dates throughout the year to help at the Clothing Center at the Marshall High School campus. If there aren’t enough volunteers on a particular date, the Clothing Center has to turn away kids who come there. Money can also be donated to the Clothing Center to help them purchase essentials. Ainsworth also coordinates a clothing drive for the PTA clothing center in January/February based on the essentials that PTA clothing center staff assess students most need. For more information, go to here.
Ainsworth Clothing Center (on-going): Ainsworth PTA has a clothing closet on the Ainsworth campus. It is a place where families can pick up new or gently-used pants, tops, sweaters, shoes, socks, underwear, coats, toiletries and personal hygiene items. It’s all free.