The Gardner School Of Chicago--River North Hosts Food Drive To Benefit Chicago Food Bank

  • TGS students in March, load collected food into bins for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Gardner School staff

    TGS students in March, load collected food into bins for donation to the Greater Chicago Food Depository. The Gardner School staff

 
 
Updated 4/29/2021 11:13 AM

It's never too early to learn about the importance of doing good in your community, a lesson that local preschoolers are learning through hands-on experience. The Gardner School of Chicago--River North held a food drive throughout March, collecting canned goods donated by the school's staff, students, and their families to benefit the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

"It's important to teach the children at a young age to give to those in need. Through the food drive, we were able to encourage conversations at school and home about how fortunate we are and how important it is to help other families in need," said Erin Cohen, Executive School Director of The Gardner School of Chicago--River North.

 

The Gardner School has 11 locations across downtown and suburban Chicago, and the schools have a long history of supporting local food banks and other organizations that serve the surrounding communities.

"You never know what someone is going through--those we know personally and those we don't. So, showing kindness and generosity to everyone is a very important lesson for our students to understand and embrace," said Tammy Robinson, COO of The Gardner School.

The Gardner School of Chicago--River North is an academically-focused preschool offering year-round full and part-time childcare with early childhood education programs for children six weeks old through private Kindergarten. For more information about The Gardner School of Chicago--River North, visit the school's web page.

About The Gardner School:

Founded in 2004, The Gardner School is an academically-focused preschool for ages six-weeks through five years old. Headquartered in Franklin, TN, The Gardner School has schools located in Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Virginia. For more information about The Gardner School, please visit www.thegardnerschool.com or to schedule a tour at a specific location, visit www.thegardnerschool.com/contact-us.

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