Zach Gives Back!!

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! We also have one parent championed drive!

A. We host 5 annual school-wide ZGB campaigns: 

Turkey Roundup (November 14th) – 4th grade and office champions UPDATE:WE COLLECTED 250 FROZEN TURKEYS!

Thanks to everyone who helped with our annual Turkey Round Up. Kuddos to all the parents and students who brought an amazing amount of turkeys as well as staff and students helping with the promotion and collection. A special shout out to Ken Wunch who collected and delivered the turkeys, Tina Nevin who dressed as our marvelous turkey, our special guest chickens, the fourth grade champions, and our last minute turkey donation from the Odom family which allowed us to meet our goal of 250 turkeys. Students celebrated with a crazy hair day on November 20th. The real winner is the Northern Colorado Food Bank and all their clients. 

Angel Tree (November 13th - December 3rd) – 5th grade champions UPDATE: WE COLLECTED GIFTS FOR 100 FAMILIES!

THANK YOU! All the tags have been selected for this year’s Angel Tree. Please remember to bring the unwrapped gifts, along with the Angel Tree tag to Ms. Boisen's room (Room 235) anytime before or on Monday, December 3rd. The Angel Tree give back will begin on Monday, November 13th. 100 tags will be available on the display outside of the front office from 3:40-4:00 every day during the week of November 12th until they are gone. 

Lovies for Orphans (December 4th - 8th)2nd grade champions UPDATE: WE COLLECTED 560 STUFFED ANIMALS!

Help bring a hug to a child! Bring new or gently used stuffed animals to boxes near the front office in the hallway of the school from December 3-7. All stuffed animals are donated to foster children in Larimer County. Second graders will count and collect the lovies each day. Thank you for your support!

Pajama Drive (November 26-30)- Kindergarten champions UPDATE: WE COLLECTED 163 PAJAMAS!

It’s time for the annual Scholastic Book Clubs Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive benefiting Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and storybooks to at-risk children. Please help us transform bedtime by bringing a new pair of pajamas to school by November 26-30th 2018. Scholastic will match each pair of jammies with a storybook!

Here are some guidelines for the pajamas:

 Pajamas must be brand-new. Pajamas in all sizes are needed – from newborn to adult, but they are especially in need of sizes for school-aged kids.

 Pajamas must be complete sets or nightgowns.

 Pajamas in children’s sizes must be manufactured as pajamas – this ensures they are flame-retardant and safe.

Coins for Change (January 17)- First grade champions- WE COLLECTED $826.88 IN LOOSE CHANGE!

All funds raised were donated to Homeward Alliance to support their "One Village One Family" program (a program that matches volunteers with a family experiencing homelessness to help them regain housing) and our "Children in Need" program (that provides a children’s clothing closet and quarterly distribution events for families).  

Canned Food Drive (February 11th – 15th) – 3rd grade champions

As part of our Zach Gives Back, 3rd grade is championing our annual food drive benefiting the Larimer County Food Bank. They distribute to families in need!
Our goal is at least 1 ton of food! Please talk to your kids about the importance of giving and how this helps food insecure children locally. Let them help you pick out the food items too! We need the following: • Peanut Butter • Whole Grain Pasta • Brown Rice • Canned Tuna & Chicken • Whole Grain Oats & Cereal • Canned Fruit • Beans & Lentils • Nuts, Seeds & Dried Fruits Please bring in food the week of February 11-15 and line it in the main hallway. Thank you!

Jump Rope for Heart (February 25th - March 1st) – PE champions

Blood Drive (February 20) – parent champions

B. We host one campaign every other year: Next event January 2020 ▪ iCarebyHair - hair donation

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