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Pare & Share
At this popular family service event, families bring in vegetable donations and chop the vegetables in the Broadmeadow cafeteria for delivery to the Needham Community Council.  Each grade is responsible for a different vegetable.  All vegetables are bagged and weighed so that we can see if we can beat the previous year's donation.  Even if you can't make it to the event, please send in your vegetable donation to school; the Needham Community Council counts on this donation each year.

Holiday Toy Drive
A collection is run after Thanksgiving to collect new, unwrapped toys for the holidays.  At the end of the collection, a Wrapping Party is held after school so that students can wrap the presents in clear bags and decorate the bags with stickers.  Students also make holiday cards.  All of the toys and cards are delivered to the Mary Eliza Mahoney Family Shelter in Boston.

Cradles to Crayons
Each spring, the schools in Needham participate in a town-wide collection for Cradles to Crayons.  Broadmeadow runs a collection drive for children's toys, clothes and books and then Broadmeadow families can work at the Needham High School to sort the donations.

Book Pals
For the last few years, we have donated books to the Brownies for Books program.  Each year, Broadmeadow families donate their used books.  A Book Swap is held so that children that donated a book can pick out a "new" book to take home.  All remaining books are donated to the Brownies for Books program and distributed to area shelters and hospitals.

Broadmeadow Cares

Open to Broadmeadow 3rd to 5th graders, Broadmeadow Cares gives students the opportunity to dive deeper into one or more of the PTC service programs - Pare & Share, the holiday toy drive, Cradles to Crayons, and Book Pals. In the weeks prior to each service event, students are invited to stay after school to hear from representatives from the charity being supported, explaining what they do and why we are helping them. Following the presentation, students help create publicity for the event, through creating posters to hang in the building and writing announcements that they will read to the whole school. This group is free, but registration is required.  Flyers will be sent home with more information about registration.