Can Drive Provides Critical Support to Community Partners

Thousands of items donated to this year's Can Drive are providing critical support to EA community partners.

"The generosity of our students and their families is incredible," shared Chaplain Tim Gavin, Hon. "The quality of this year's donations matches the specific needs of the eight organizations the Can Drive supported."

Lower School students collected hundreds of items for their community partners which included the Providence Animal CenterChester County Food Bank, and the St. James School Welcome Table. "Students were energized after learning more about their specific partners," said Chaplain Gavin.

In Middle School, students collected an astounding 4012 cans with 8th grade donating the largest amount,1,753. The Memorial COGIC Food Pantry in Haverford, ACLAMO, and Feast of Justice are the beneficiaries of the Middle School's donations.

"This year, many of our students met with our community partners to learn more about the organizations and how they support those in need," said Chaplain Gavin. "It was a valuable educational experience to learn first-hand how quality donations make a big impact."

Hundreds of boxes are stacked in the Chapel for distribution to Upper School partners SHARE and St. Mary's Church in Chester. "We are helping people meet their basic needs. This can be especially stressful during the holiday season," explained Chaplain Gavin. "Our eight community partners are very thankful for the generosity of the entire EA community, especially this time of year."