Superintendent Paul Zinni and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Susan Gilson are pleased to announce that the King Philip Regional Girls’ Volleyball Team recently donated pies to local food pantries and organizations ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Earlier this month on Thursday, Nov. 3, the KP Girls’ Volleyball Team sorted and delivered 110 Lyman Orchards frozen apple crumble pies to the Wrentham Food Pantry, Norfolk Food Pantry, Plainville Food Pantry and Gilly’s House.
This is the second year in a row that the Volleyball team has partnered with MCM Fundraising, a company that hosts online fundraising campaigns, to host a fundraiser with donations benefiting the local communities. Similar to last year’s fundraising efforts, the team chose to host one that involved selling Lyman Orchards’ pies.
As part of the fundraiser, the team set up an online fundraising page and all 42 players were given a link to share. From there, people could either purchase a pie for personal consumption or choose to purchase a pie to be donated. A portion of the proceeds from all pies bought, either for personal consumption or donation, go towards the team.
In total, the team sold 521 pies with 110 of them being donated to local charities which is an increase from last year’s donation of 80 pies to local charities.
Once the pies were delivered to the school on Nov. 3, the Volleyball team organized a pick-up time for those who purchased pies to come to get them and also set up delivery to bring them to the local charities.
“For the past several years the Volleyball team has hosted different fundraisers, but last year was the first year we partnered with MCM and Lyman Orchards to not only fundraise but to donate pies as well,” said Kerri Shore, a team member’s parent. “This effort is a simple yet great way for the Volleyball team to give back while simultaneously helping their program. We thank everyone who has assisted us in our efforts this year.”
Added Superintendent Zinni, “The Girls’ Volleyball team’s donation of pies to local charities ahead of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday is a great example of how to spread holiday cheer while giving back to their communities. Thanks to their efforts and of those who donated, many families who may have not been able to before will now be able to enjoy a pie on Thanksgiving. I would like to also thank all the parents who also volunteered and assisted the girls in their efforts.”