Friday, December 16, 2011
Four area Giant Food stores collected more than 62,800 pounds of food for the Capital Area Food Bank during the annual Stuff-A-Truck event.
Thousands of pounds of food were collected at Giant on East West Highway as part of the Capital Area Food Bank’s annual Stuff-A-Truck outreach. Participants at the Hyattsville location collected 7,090 pounds of food, according to a Giant press release. Giant Food of Landover, with WTTG Fox 5 and CBS Radio Stations WPGC 95.5, 106.7 The Fan, 94.7 Fresh, and 99.1 El Zol, hosted the tenth Stuff-A-Truck food drive on Dec. 2 at four area locations. More than 62,800 pounds of food and $127,805 in monetary donations were collected. This was the highest and second highest year in gross total food donations benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.
Monday, December 5, 2011
NWHS is having a coat drive. Find out more about how you can donate below.
Morning, Hyattsville! Here are five things you need to know today: 1. There’s a City Council meeting tonight. Check back a bit later on for the agenda highlights. 2. Know someone who decks their halls really well for Christmastime? Nominate them for the city’s Claus Applause award this year. 3. Hyattsville sends out two newsletters each month—one in the Hyattsville Life & Times and one directly to your mailbox. If you miss one, you can catch up with the latest city news right from your computer. 4. The National Honor Society at Northwestern High School is holding a coat drive until Jan. 27. Drop off your donations at the school’s main office. 5. Would you like a conference with your student’s teacher at Hyattsville Middle School? Find out …
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The school's National Honor Society made dozens of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Martha's Table in Washington, D.C.
Northwestern High’s National Honor Society Monday made dozens of sandwiches for Martha' Table, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that provides food and clothing to those in need. “This will be our second year doing so,” said Semira Tesfai, the school’s NHS historian. “[The food will be] distributed from the shelter to homeless people in the area.” The students slathered thick layers of gooey peanut butter and grape jelly onto slices of bread as they chatted and joked with each other in the classroom of Billy Shulman, one of the school’s NHS co-sponsors. Jeanne Mignone, Shulman’s counterpart, said the students are also working on a tutoring program to help classmates who “need a boost” academically. Tutors in that program, which is …
Jeanine Goldsmith, from the Hyattsville area, is inspired by her cousin, who is now recovering from lung cancer.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
For Jeanine Goldsmith, supporting family members diagnosed with lung cancer takes more than just cutting a check for a cause. It means being a part of a Lung Cancer Awareness Month walk in honor of her mother, who died from the disease, and her cousin, who is now recovering from it. “Usually, every year I donate money to the American Cancer Society, but I wanted to do more to feel like I was contributing,” Goldsmith said. An Internet search gave her information about the LUNGevity Foundation’s Breathe Deep D.C. walk for lung cancer. “When I found out they had a walk, I was like, ‘Great, I want to do it,’” she said. Goldsmith raised almost $1,400 that will be used to help fund early detection research for the cancer. The Hyattsville area …
Sunday, October 16, 2011
A county church is offering families food donations starting Tuesday.
Families in need this holiday season can get help from Camp Springs Community Church, who will be handing out food donations starting Oct. 17. Families may only attend one distribution event per household and should bring their own bags. A list of the events are below: For more information, contact Brother Moe Gregory, on the church's committee of community affairs, at Moedogg5@gmail.com, 301-336-3808 (home), 240-468-2249 (cell)