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Power of One: Holiday Giveback

Whether offering a hand up to others or inspiring generosity in the next generation, we recognize three educators who are winners of our Holiday Giveback! Winners will each receive a $100 Amazon gift card courtesy of American College of Education.

students-holding-holiday-cards-and-collection-of-gifts.pngPhyllis E. Williams Spanish Immersion teacher Ms. Ybelices Gonzalez Lana created three opportunities for her students to embrace the spirit of giving: 1) donating non-perishable food items to Bowie Food Pantry 2) wiring uplifting words/phrases for donation boxes and 3) creating holiday cards for local families in need!


“My family and I work diligently to give back to the community. Our favorite way to give back is to ensure that families have food in their bellies. We purchase, donate and assemble bags of food for the homeless, then go out to deliver.” ~Shirah Simmons, Instructional Lead Teacher at Fort Washington Forest Elementary School


Substitute teacher Benjamin Robinson along with two generations of his family prepare and deliver meals to individuals experiencing homelessness in Washington D.C. at McPherson Square and other areas downtown and throughout the metropolitan area.