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Highlands Helps

Saturday, April 9th at 9AM

To whom much is granted, much is expected - as parents and educators, we all know that is true; the difficulty is teaching that lesson to our children in a meaningful way. That is why our Parents Auxiliary formed the Highlands Help Committee, to help bring service opportunities to our Highlands’ students and families. Each year, the committee hosts various service events throughout the year with an annual community-wide Highlands Helps day in the spring. 

During our service day this spring we will volunteer in various ways with these organizations from our community 

  • Collat Jewish Family Services: We'll be making cards and assembling care packages for senior citizens.
  • Backpack Buddies: Headed by our National Junior Honor Society, we'll pack snacks for local food-insecure children to take home from school on the weekends. We're hosting a school-wide donation drive leading up to the community event. 
  • Better Basics: We're hosting a school-wide book drive leading up to our Highlands Helps Day.
  • Bib & Tucker Sew-Op: Those who sign-up for this group will create sewing and mending kits for our local sewing co-op. 
  • First Light: We're hosting a school-wide donation drive leading up to Highlands Helps. 
  • Greater Birmingham Humane Society: In this off-campus opportunity, we'll make pet toys and tour the GBHS facility in West Homewood
  • Highlands School Campus Clean-Up: Help us clear debris around campus, trim plants, and organize the Spencer Center prop closet. 
  • Inspiritus: We'll assemble packets to welcome Afghani refugees arriving in Birmingham. 

Grade-Level Donations

Please help us collect items for the Highlands School Community Service Day, Highlands Helps, on Saturday, April 9th.  See the list below for the requested items from your grade level.  The amounts shown are just a suggestion -  feel free to send more! 

Book Drive

Better Basics is an organization geared towards providing resources to schools to improve literacy rates, reading education, and math skills. They need thousands of new or gently used books a year. In 2020-2021 they helped 8,889 children and gave away almost 32,000 books. Tess Barton's Capstone project is to hold a book drive April 4th through April 9th. During this time, families can bring new or gently used children's books of all kinds (except textbooks) to carpool or to your child's classroom.