The students, families, and teachers of our neighborhood elementary school have a variety of needs that regularly go unmet. 38% of the students at the school are on free or reduced meals. As neighbors take care of each other, we're excited to serve the students, staff, and faculty of Washington Woods in several ways...

Provide Athletic Shoes

For a kid, there is nothing better than to have a new pair of athletic shoes. Every fall as school begins we provide new athletic shoes for all students of the school who do not have a wearable pair through our FREE SHOE EVENT at Washington Woods. We also provide a SHOE CLOSET at WWES so any day a child needs a new pair of shoes, the staff can give them a new pair. In July 2022 we provided over 100 pairs of shoes and backpacks to WWES students.

Also on an "as-needed" basis we provide winter snow shoes and boots. We also provide shoes for students as requested by Westfield Youth Assistance.

Words from Brian Sawa, Counselor at Washington Woods School

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Healthy Food on School Breaks

On school breaks, some of our neighborhood school Washington Woods Elementary students go home to empty cabinets and refrigerators with little in them. We will provide food for students who need healthy food to eat on their fall, Christmas, and spring breaks. We purchase the food, pack it, and deliver it to the families of students for their school breaks.

Providing Food for Students on School Breaks

Sometimes students while on their school breaks don't get the food they need that they usually get while in school. We are committed to making sure those students and their families have sufficient food on their fall, winter, and spring breaks.  We provide one or two weeks worth of food for them. 


Support and Supplies for Teachers

When students run short of supplies, teachers must find a way to provide them. Sometimes the teachers themselves will personally purchase what their kids need. Let’s provide supplies for the teachers so they have what they need to educate their students.

In the fall of 2021 we provided school supplies for 40 students  plus 85 backpacks so that they can begin the year off in a great way!

Clothes for Kids

In the midst of a normal day at school, spills happen and accidents take place. Often students do not have a second set of clothes into which they can change. We will make sure that the school nurse has sufficient and proper-sized clothing for children when the need arises.

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That applies in every field of human endeavor."


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