North Elementary's Student Council donation

North Elementary’s Student Council was fortunate recently to receive a generous donation from The Drawer non-profit group of 500 pairs of Bomba socks and 250 pairs of underwear to donate to students in need in this community.

“We requested the donation in September and I went to their warehouse in Eagan last week to pick them up,” Mandy Kennedy, North Elementary social worker and Student Council advisor, said. “We will be using many of these items at our free shopping event on Monday for our Giving Tree and then I will divvy up the rest and drop them off at our other schools to get to kids in need.”

According to the group’s website, “The Drawer is an enlivening and empowering organization not only for the recipients of the product, but also to every person whose life somehow intersects with The Drawer. We understand a communal need that goes beyond socks and underwear. A need for the power of community. A need to act in the world. A need to pass on the faith in humankind. Stew and Debby Shepard, the power couple behind The Drawer, recognized these needs and had a desire to create a place where everyone is welcome. No exceptions. And the rest, as they say, is history.”

(PICTURED ABOVE) The North Student Council includes (listed by grade): second graders - Ben Borslien, Briggs, Lingen, Gabby Korir, Aubrey Bienfang, Ella Moeller, and Raven Brewer; third graders - Ingrid Miller, Gus Byers, Elsie Bienfang, Tyler Sykora, and Mohammed Salim; fourth graders - Naomi Agular, Blaire Rame-Bergeman, Maite Ramirez, Angela Swanson, Abdiaziz Ahmed, Isabelle Seaquist, Olive Chambers, Lincoln Christenson, Wesley Kienlen, Erick Estrada; and North Student Council Advisor - Mandy Kennedy (North School Social Worker).

(PICTURED BELOW) The Drawer’s Operations Coordinator Jesse Johnson gets ready to help load up the group’s donation of 500 pairs of Bomba socks and 250 pairs of underwear for North Elementary’s Student Council to donate to students in need in this community.