The Haverford School community contributed 11,678 cans for the annual Haverford School-Episcopal Academy-Agnes Irwin Can Drive, which kicked off with an assembly on Nov. 4 and ran through Nov. 25.
The donations go to the Life Center of Eastern Delaware County, St. Barnabas Mission for Homeless Mothers and their Children, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Food Cupboard, and low-income senior citizens in Philadelphia through the Old Pine Community Church’s Saturday for Seniors program.
At the Can Dance, students donated more than 1,700 cans and raised more than $4,000 for the schools’ hunger partners. The can drive with Episcopal Academy has been running for 22 years and with Agnes Irwin for the past 8. During that time, the three-school effort has collected more than 1 million cans to fight hunger locally.
The turkey drive, led by junior Ben Nelligan, netted 111 frozen turkeys for Project HOME and neighbors in need that were accompanied by Thanksgiving cards made by Lower School and Haverford Center students.