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Forest Hills students making birthday parties happen
Bev Stewarts 9-year-old son, Gabriel Stewart, presented a special project to his fellow students at Forest Hills Elementary School.
Gabriel visited all of the third- and fourth-grade classrooms earlier this month, showing them how he and the Forest Hills Cub Scout pack members helped make birthday wishes come true. The boys in grades one to five have been conducting a service project for the Tualatin School House Pantry, 3550 S.W. Borland Road, Tualatin.
The community food bank served 150 Lake Oswego families last year, Stewart said.
In speaking with the manager there, I learned that one of the sad realities is that sometimes parents dont have items to make a cake for their childs birthday, she said.
So, pack members have started to collect items for birthday kits: cake mixes, frosting tubs, candles as well as party plates, napkins and cups.
The students headed to the pantry Dec. 11 to learn about food insecurity, assemble the kits and stock the shelves of the pantry with what weve collected, Stewart said.
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