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Farmingdale Observer - Schools

Woodward Elementary’s “Giving Tree” Provides Turkey, Canned Goods to Families in Need

After reading the popular children’s book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, students from the Farmingdale School District’s Woodward Parkway Elementary School were inspired to make a difference in their local community for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Each student recently brought in at least one non-perishable item to school in an effort to feed as many families as possible.


Students will help their teachers pack the hundreds of canned goods into boxes that will be donated to a local food pantry as well as 39 turkeys that were donated from a local Stop & Shop grocery store.  The students will also re-read The Giving Tree and review the concepts that they learned from the book, including giving, friendship and kindness and how they incorporate them into their own lives.