TCS kicks-off its 
Harvest Canned Foods Drive! 

We will be collecting canned foods and other non-perishables for our neighbors in-need. The donations we collect will go to the University Food Bank http://www.udistrictfoodbank.org as well as the Ave Foundation Homeless Tent Encampment which is currently housed in a portion of our building's parking lot.

The food bank happily accepts:  

  • Canned foods
  • Soups and stews
  • Cereal
  • Cooking oils
  • Baby formula
  • Reuseable shopping bags
  • Toiletries and hygiene supplies
  • Pet food
The Ave Foundation, is an organized homeless community, that the University Congregational United Church of Christ (UCUCC) http://www.ucucc.org recently invited to erect its tent encampment on-site. There are approximately 20 people living in the encampment, they range in age from 18 to 37 years old, there are also two children - one is 10 months, the other is two years of age - along with a dog named Sassy and a hamster named Nugs. 
One of Maria Montessori's educational tenants was that when children are supported to explore, learn, and develop freely, they feel connected to everything; moreover, they are naturally caring to each other and the world around them.   
As a team, all of us at TCS see the encampment as a learning opportunity and experience - helping us on a micro-level better understand the larger, systemic problems that we know impact every community, big or small, across the entire United States. These issues are timely and align with our November curriculum which includes food, harvest, and Thanksgiving.

Thank you for helping us help others!