Category Archives: Field Trips

Nov
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Suzanne Collins, Main Street Preschool Director shared, “For the preschool this is a great way to teach our children about community and helping others. The children especially enjoy getting to tour the Needy Basket and seeing all the food that is going to help others.”

“We feed lots of families around town and those families very much appreciate your generous family donations” shared Mr. Brenner as he addressed the students of Main Street Preschool. The students collected a total of 65 jars of jelly along with other non-perishable goods and walked their donations up to The Needy Basket on the chilly Friday morning of November 18th.

The Needy Basket was started in 1946 and at that time just served 4 families in town. It has been a mainstay of the community ever since. The Needy Basket serves nearly 800 families during the holiday months, all of those families to be supported by the Needy Basket.

Main Street Preschool teachers accompanied the students on their way to and from the Needy Basket. This is the fifth year that the school has helped students to understand the plight of the families and children who need this food very badly. Each child helped to load the non-perishable foods into bags and deliver them to the volunteers at the Needy Basket. The children learned that families are not able to choose the food that they will receive, but that the Needy Basket employees make sure that they have a bit of everything to provide them with nutritious foods to eat. Families with special needs children or those with allergies are allowed to indicate what products they can and cannot eat and the Needy Basket does what they can to accommodate every request. On top of non-perishable food products the Needy Basket has a cooler for fruits and veggies as well as a small stock of bath and personal hygiene items.

Operating hours for families needing assistance are

Monday 10AM to noon
Wednesday 10AM to noon and 3PM until 5PM
Friday 3PM to 5:30PM

Any resident within the service area may apply for help if he or she can provide:

  1. Proof of residence, and;
  2. Certify that total household income is less than the poverty level for a household of their size, as shown in Ohio tables published in July of each year.
[googleMap name=”The Needy Basket” description=”Needy Basket of Miami County” width=”500″ height=”425″ mousewheel=”false” zoompancontrol=”false” typecontrol=”false” directions_to=”false”]330 S 5th St. Tipp City, OH 45371[/googleMap]
Oct

The leaves in the downtown are blowing around, and children are anxiously awaiting one of our most popular events, the Halloween Parade.

As in years prior, the library, Tipp Monroe Community Services and downtown businesses eagerly agreed to greet the Main Street Preschool children as they make their way down the streets of Tipp City for their annual Halloween Parade. Every year the classes at Main Street Preschool dress up as their favorite characters and, along with a parent or other adult, march in a Halloween Parade with the preschool staff.

Director Suzanne Collins found it was easy to get new businesses to participate in the Parade when she visited shops along Main Street and a few on Second Street. This year 11 stops are planned for the goblins, princesses, Star Wars characters and more.

Main Street Preschool continues to be thrilled with its location in Tipp City’s historic downtown retail district where it receives wonderful support from its local organizations and merchants.

Nov
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Suzanne Collins, Main Street Preschool Director shared, “For the preschool this is a great way to teach our children about community and helping others.  The children especially enjoy getting to tour the Needy Basket and seeing all the food that is going to help others.”

“We feed lots of families around town and those families very much appreciate your generous donations” shared Mr. Brenner as he addressed the students of Main Street Preschool. The students collected a total of 45 jars of jelly along with other non-perishable goods and walked their donations up to The Needy Basket on the chilly Friday morning of November 19th.

The Needy Basket was started in 1946 and at that time just served 4 families in town. It has been a mainstay of the community ever since. The Needy Basket currently services 547 households and the projected total for the year is 813 households, all to be supported by the Needy Basket. This is a 55% increase in the number of needy families year over year. The needs of the hungry in our community has never been greater.

Main Street Preschool teachers accompanied the students on their way to and from the Needy Basket. This is the fourth year that the school has helped students to understand the plight of the families and children who need this food very badly. Each child was able to personally stock up a shelf with their donated non-perishable goods. The children learned that families are not able to choose the food that they will receive, but that the Needy Basket employees make sure that they have a bit of everything to provide them with nutritious foods to eat. Families with special needs children or those with allergies are allowed to indicate what products they can and cannot eat and the Needy Basket does what they can to accommodate every request. On top of non-perishable food products the Needy Basket has a cooler for fruits and veggies as well as a small stock of bath and personal hygiene items.

Operating hours for families needing assistance are

Monday 10AM to noon
Wednesday 10AM to noon and 3PM until 5PM
Friday 3PM to 5:30PM

Any resident within the service area may apply for help if he or she can provide:

  1. Proof of residence, and;
  2. Certify that total household income is less than the poverty level for a household of their size, as shown in Ohio tables published in July of each year.
[googleMap name=”The Needy Basket” description=”Needy Basket of Miami County” width=”500″ height=”425″ mousewheel=”false” zoompancontrol=”false” typecontrol=”false” directions_to=”false”]330 S 5th St. Tipp City, OH 45371[/googleMap]
Apr

The wonderful weather as well as the great employees of Brukner Nature Preserve greeted the youngsters this morning. The Awesome Acorns and the Shining Stars got to touch a salamander and learn where they live. The children also learned why turtles have shells, why the lake is green (hint: quack, quack) and where to find ants and insects. The fascinating journey allowed the children to seek out unique colors in nature, find differences in water animals and land animals as well as understand why some animals are seen in the daytime and others only at night.

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