ROYAL OAK

The Steering Committee for the Royal Oak program has been very venturesome in hosting fundraisers to begin their program. They first event “Walk the Red Carpet for Royal Oak Students raised $10,000.

In the spring of 2011 each of the schools hosted different events from carnation sales, bagel sales, penny wars, and sales of Have a Heart…Feed a Child cards.

During the Labor Day weekend the committee manned a booth at the annual Arts, Beats and Eats Event to raise funds to support their program and to bring awareness of childhood hunger to the Royal Oak community.

ROYAL OAK BEGAN PACKING JANUARY 2012
The first backpacks went home on January 6, 2012 to children at all of the six elementary schools within the Royal Oak School District.

The first week a young boy, after receiving his backpack, came up to his principal and said “Look what I got, a backpack full of food. Someone cares about me.” This is why all of us give of our time and energy to this program.

In March, the Middle School was added to the program bringing
the number of schools participating to seven.

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Packing Information

Wednesday 4 p.m.
Royal Oak Administration Building
1123 Lexington Boulevard
Royal Oak, MI

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Steering Committee

Chairperson
Marcie Dryden
Nicole Aloe
Principal-Oak Ridge Elementary
Keller Williams Realty in Royal Oak
Katy Buller
Paul R. Ehrmann, D.O.
Teacher-Upton Elementary
Royal Oak Physician & National Expert on Childhood Nutrition
Jane Flarity-Gram
Shawn Lewis-Lakin
Principal-Jane Addams Elementary
Superintendent
Gary VanStaveren
Principal-Oakwood Elementary

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