Common Kids was established in 2014 in response to a growing interest among neighborhood parents for family-friendly volunteer opportunities at the pantry. The program is geared toward 5-12 y/o children too young to volunteer on their own, but still capable of learning about food insecurity and making a valuable contribution to our Common Pantry family. Through special projects, events, education and fundraising Common Kids encourages an understanding and compassion toward our neediest neighbors, as well as ultimately instilling a lifelong commitment to community service and social impact.
Dear Common Kids families,
Following the success of the 2019 Lemonade Stand Challenge, in which YOUR kids raised over $3000 for Common Pantry, we are back and better than ever. From Memorial Day to Labor Day, kids get to host lemonade stands to raise money for the Pantry. We’ve introduced new safety precautions (masking…distancing…hand sanitizing…) and we’ve made it easier for your customers to pay (in addition to the traditional cash jar, invite them to Venmo their payment straight to the Pantry).
On behalf of co-chairs Melissa Briskman and Lois Mondt and YOUR Common Kids Leadership Team,
PS: if you’re interested in helping Common Kids plan the August Back-to-School Supply Drive, please e-mail amy.e.pagliarella@
PPS: To grab one of the last few open spots to bake cookies for our weekly lunch, sign up at: https://signup.com/go/GooXXGV