William O. Schaefer Elementary School

image001This request may find you busy preparing for the upcoming holidays and sharing special celebrations with family and friends.  It is our hope, however, that your family will reserve some time to help with our community service project.

For the sixteenth year, William O. Schaefer’s community service activity will be donating BLIZZARD BOXES, formerly known as Covered Cupboards, for the Meals on Wheels Program.

A BLIZZARD BOX is an assortment of donated non-perishable food items packed into shoeboxes. Refer to Blizzard Boxes Suggested Food List 2017 to find out all the details, including the suggested foods. Please be sure to check product expiration date.

Please wrap the lids separately from the boxes – wrap the top of the shoe box separately from the bottom of the shoe box (no boot boxes please) in grocery bag paper in order to make sure contents are easily accessible. Do not put any decorations on the box. Children can use their imagination to draw pictures on the paper that seniors would enjoy receiving! The BLIZZARD BOXES will be delivered to the recipients of the Home Delivered Meals Program if regular food deliveries are halted due to weather related or other emergencies.

Consider creating a BLIZZARD BOX with your family. Drop off your BLIZZARD BOX  at William O. Schaefer (WOS), 140 Lester Drive, Tappan, New York between Tuesday, December 5th and Monday, December 18th.


Thank you in advance for giving so generously to the seniors in our community during this winter season.

Questions can be forwarded to [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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