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Posted: Thursday, December 31, 2009 12:00 am

 MEA kindergartners hold food drive

Montessori Educare Academy’s Kindergarten Class of 2010 organized a canned food drive to benefit the Mountain Park Community Church Food Pantry.

The group of 11 kindergartners collected over 350 items to donate to the food pantry. Items collected over the last two weeks included a wide range of canned food, dry goods and baby formula.

The Food Drive culminated Dec. 17 at MEA’s seventh annual Cookies and Carols Concert, in which students ages 12 months to 6 years performed a variety of holiday songs for friends and family.

Mountain Park Community Church’s Food Pantry serves an average of four to seven families daily. This food drive is part of Montessori Educare Academy’s continuing effort to educate the students on compassion and community service. The kindergartners were completely responsible and involved in the organization, advertising, collection, transport and stocking of the food pantry. Pastor Greg Battle from the church assisted the children in the stocking process and explained how the pantry serves our local community needs.

Montessori Educare Academy is located at 1244 E. Chandler Blvd.

For further information, call (480) 283-8885.

 

Families helping families

Tough economic times increase the burden on organizations such as Homeward Bound, which provides housing assistance to more than 150 struggling Phoenix families.

Recently, 7,575 diapers, 5,871 baby wipes and cash were delivered to Homeward Bound from Summit School of Ahwatukee. The effort was led by the seventh- and eighth-grade student council and their advisor, middle school teacher Melissa France. This is the sixth year that preschool through eighth-grade students have helped this organization.

Summit students also assisted 30 Homeward Bound families in November by providing all of the items needed for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, plus fun family games.

To learn more about Homeward Bound, go to www.hbphx.org.

 

Kempson honored with award

Ahwatukee Foothills resident Dave Kempson has been named Practitioner of the Year by the Society for Information Management.

Kempson has served as vice president and CIO for Maricopa Integrated Health System, an integrated health care delivery network in Phoenix, since 2005. He is also an adjunct professor with the Arizona State University Department of Biomedical Informatics and is currently serving as a lieutenant colonel in the Arizona Air National Guard Medical Corps.

 

Pangrazio to be honored at Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast

Ahwatukee Foothills resident and Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) executive director Phil Pangrazio will be honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award on Jan. 15. Joining six other honorees, Pangrazio will receive his award at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Breakfast, “Stand Up for Justice,” to be held 7 to 9:30 a.m. in the Phoenix Convention Center’s South Ballroom.

The Living the Dream Award recognizes those who have made the city of Phoenix a better place to live through a lifelong commitment to creating a compassionate and socially just society. The breakfast is sponsored by the Arizona Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee and supported by the Phoenix Human Relations Commission.

Pangrazio earned a master’s degree in health services administration and policy and a bachelor’s degree in justice studies from Arizona State University. He is a current member of the Organization for Non-profit Executives. His board memberships include serving as treasurer of the National Council on Independent Living, vice president of the Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition and member of the Diversity Leadership Alliance. Pangrazio is a founder and player of quadriplegic rugby in the state of Arizona and a member and former president of Speaking First Toastmasters of Tempe.

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