Leopards Lending a Hand!


LIES is continuing our Community Outreach program called Leopards Lending a Hand, and we’d love to get you and your kids involved! We plan to build upon existing programs such as our coat drive, and we’ll also begin a few new endeavors in an effort to give back to our wonderful community. We will focus on partnerships with LINK, Sterling Elementary, Embry Rucker Shelter and a local Nursing Home.


 Events and Opportunities for 2018-2019 


Tennis Shoe Drive
September 4th - September 14th

  • Some of the kids at Sterling Elementary did not have tennis shoes for PE. They loved receiving them!
  • We will divide our collection with Sterling Elementary and our cluster schools (Meadowland and Sugarland, SRMS and DHS)
  • We accept new and gently used shoes of all sizes. Please clean previously worn shoes. 
  • Collection boxes will be placed out in the lobby.


Coat Drive
October 1st - October 12th 

  • This collection will benefit our cluster schools in need. 
  • We accept new and gently used items, no longer collecting Halloween costumes.
  • Collection boxes will be placed out in the lobby.


Halloween BINGO Food Drive
October 26th

  • Non perishables – easy mac and granola bars
  • Benefits kids in need at DHS and SRMS.
  • Bring your donation to BINGO - receive a raffle ticket for donation.


Holiday Online Giving Tree
November 26th - December 12th 

  • We will collect stocking stuffers/toiletries for the kids at SRMS and DHS
  • Collection boxes will be in the lobby


Valentine’s Food Drive
February 4th - 15th

  • Easy mac and granola bar drive
  • Benefitting SRMS and DHS
  • Collection boxes will be in the lobby


Book Drive
April 8th - 19th 

  • Collecting new and gently used books to benefit Sterling Elementary School and our cluster schools.
  • Mrs. Stalzer will also select books from this drive for Lowes Island kids needing summer books.
  • Collection boxes will be in the lobby


We will also resume our Food Rescue Program that was a huge success last year thanks to Cori Sanzano. Please check out the sign up and see if you can help a time or two this year. It’s so easy and such a great service.


Please look for email communications from the PTO and from room parents throughout the year for our latest information, we’ll have links to sign ups, information on upcoming programs and opportunities to get involved.

If you see a need, let us know…if you want to make a difference please join us!


Kim Blough keblough@aol.com and Jenny Rossiter jennyrossiter@comcast.net