#ZachGivesBack

What is the hashtag #zachgivesback all about? Zach Elementary is hosting our 5th annual Zach Gives Back (ZGB) Campaign, launched each November, with the purpose of raising funds and goods for local, national and international nonprofits. We gear our events for children helping children!

A. We host 5 annual schoolwide ZGB campaigns:

Turkey Roundup (November 9th) – 4th grade and office champions

UPDATE 11/10/17 WE COLLECTED 258 TURKEYS TO GO TO THE LARIMER COUNTY FOOD BANK! THANK YOU!

Angel Tree (November) – 5th grade champions

UPDATE 11/30/17 ALL 100 ANGEL TREE FAMILIES WERE SPONSORED AND ALL GIFTS WERE SENT TO THE SALVATION ARMY TO DISTRIBUTE TO THE FAMILIES!

Pajama Drive (November 13th -16th) – Kinder champions

UPDATE 12/6/17 WE COLLECTED 131 PAJAMAS FOR FAMILIES IN NEED IN NORTHERN COLORADO, AND SCHOLASTIC MATCHED OUR DONATION WITH 131 BOOKS TO BE GIVEN ALONG WITH THE PAJAMAS! 

Canned Food Drive (November 27th -December 1st) – 3rd grade champions

UPDATE 12/6/17 WE COLLECTED 1.67 TONS OF FOOD ITEMS!!!! WOW! THIS WAS OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL FOOD DRIVE YET! THE WINNING CLASS EARNED A PIZZA PARTY, AND IN THE SPIRIT OF GIVING, THEY DONATED THEIR PIZZA PARTY TO A 3RD GRADE CLASS OF A LOCAL SCHOOL IN NEED! 

Lovies for Orphans (December 4th -8th) – 2nd grade champions

UPDATE 2/8/17 WE COLLECTED 506 STUFFED ANIMALS THAT WILL BE DELIVERED THIS SEASON TO FOSTER AND ORPHAN CHILDREN IN NORTHERN CO! 

Coins for Change (January 18th) – 1st grade champions

UPDATE 1/31/18 WE COLLECTED $1,973.47 IN LOOSE CHANGE TO HELP SUPPORT THE LOCAL NON-PROFIT "HOMELESS GEAR". 

Blood Drive (January 23rd) - parent champions

Parents come and give blood right at school through UC Health! UPDATE 1/30/18: THIS YEAR WE DONATED 43 UNITS, ENOUGH TO SAVE 86 LIVES IN NORTHERN CO! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!

Jump Rope for Heart (January) – PE champions

In this campaign, students learn how their heart works and raise money to help kids with special hearts. Funds raises help with extensive research efforts, heart education and programs to help us all live healthier lives. Each year we raise an average of $20,000!

B. We host one campaign every other year:

January 26th at 3pm - iCarebyHair – UPDATE 1/30/18: WE COLLECTED 250 INCHES OF HAIR! IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS OF EVENTS WE HAVE TOTALED OVER 2200 INCHES OF HAIR! THANK YOU TO THE PARENTS, STAFF, AND STUDENTS THAT DONATED! THANK YOU TO THE STYLISTS FROM GALLIPOT SALON FOR DONATING YOUR SERVICES!

C. We also promote individual student campaigns! If your Zach child organizes a donation drive for a secular organization benefiting kids and families, please email taisha@psdschools.org. Although we can’t help assist with the logistics, we will help promote the event!