Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wolfe Street Academy Thanks DBFA, UrbanBuilt and the WSA Community

DBFA provided 140 WSA families
with gifts this Holiday season
Wolfe Street Academy would like to thank the Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance (DBFA), UrbanBuilt and the parents, staff and community members who supported WSA this holiday season.

Members and friends of Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance adopted 140 Wolfe Street Academy families for the holidays this year, providing clothes, books, toys and other goodies. Many of the gifts were distributed on Sunday December 15th, as the PTO held its holiday party, broke some Piñatas and Santa visited with students and their brothers and sisters. On Friday December 20th, Pre-K held its party in conjunction with UrbanBuilt, which donated gifts for Pre-K students.

The entire DBFA Holiday Adopt-a-Family program is the creation of Alison Pendell-Jones, a DFBA Board Member and working Baltimore mom. Allison has become an important member of the WSA community, transforming our winter holidays through her hard work in linking our families with other Baltimore residents who care. Many thanks also to DBFA volunteers Amy Sheinin, Kate Williams, Erin Karpewicz and Craig Saville, as well as DBFA Director John Bullock.

UrbanBuilt adopted our Pre-K class, and joined students, staff and families for a holiday party and storytelling. UrbanBuilt, a general contractor based in Southeast Baltimore, are experts in commercial and residential construction and renovations. We give special thanks to UrbanBuilt's manager partner, Jason Watts and employee Alex Cheolas.

We give our deepest gratitude to our parents, staff and community members who made the holiday festive. Piñata makers Berta Galaviz, Lina Rojas, Maria Arellano, Rosa Cuba, Angelica Salpor, Gabina Alameda and Valbina Candia Hernandez. PTO officers and members Stephanie Given, Tanelle Schrock, Marivel Sanchez, Iveth Monterrosa, Claudia Goldsmith. Staff members Christine Fischel and Evelyn Gross. Social Work intern Claire Brachmann and community member Bud Carpenter.