(Editor's note: Patch correspondent Sue McQuinn contributed this story in 2011, and it's such a great idea that it's worth sharing again.)
Last year, I was in the front office at San Marin High School getting ready for the staff’s Valentines’ Day Event hosted by the Parent Teacher Student Association when an alumni parent walked into the office with an unsolicited donation.
I never knew she periodically dropped off supplies to the school. How thoughtful. The heart of Novato really is its residents.
Some of our local schools ask parents to donate money or supplies via E-newsletters. Now I am asking you, the general public, to consider dropping off tissues, paper towels or copy paper off at a local school. Sadly, the teachers are thrilled receiving these mundane supplies in these times of great budget shortfalls.
Let’s fill the front offices with gifts from the heart!