Maloney Department of Music & Theatre

Spirit of the Season

Dear Friends and Families of the Maloney High School Music Department:

After a tremendous success last year with our holiday family sponsorship, our Music Department has adopted three families for this holiday season. Each are in great need and can use any help we can provide. The students of our department have erected a giving tree in the bandroom with over 350 ornaments, each containing one item that the families need. Each family is designated by a different color ornament.

In addition to ornaments, here is some info on each family and child...

Family 1 – 8 year old boy, father

8 year old interests:

  • Loves Elvis
  • Loves John Senna (wrestler)
  • Into crafts, art
  • Would like a bike
  • Family needs a Christmas tree and decorations

Family 2 – 11 year old boy, adult sister, father

11 year old interests:

  • Wants to learn karate
  • Loves movies and going to the movies
  • Would love a tablet device (Wifi is available in area) 
  • Loves astrology
  • Loves music
  • Has a playstation 4 - would love games

Family 3 – 11 year old daughter, mother, father

  • LOVES outdoors - fishing, horses, farming
  • Loves art projects and crafts 
  • Wants to be a paleontologist 
  • Plays and loves clarinet
  • Loves geodes
  • Always wanted to play soccer
  • Loves nutcrackers and snow globes

****Family #3 - Recently lost everything and needs the following items to get their housing situation back on track. Please note that the family is transitioning from a temporary housing location to a small apartment, so large items may not be able to be delivered on Christmas eve day. 

  • Kitchen table and chairs
  • Kitchen small electrics
  • Couch
  • End table/coffee table
  • Twin bed
  • Queen bed
  • Mattresses for beds
  • Other household items 

All are local Meriden residents with students actively part of the Meriden Public Schools.

If you are able to help donate to these families, please take one or more ornaments this week. Take as many as you wish, but please return any ornaments you do not use. If you cannot come in, I would be happy to remove an ornament for you and email or text you a picture of the item(s). Feel free to come in before and after school to get ornaments. If you would like to come during the school day, feel free to do so, but be sure to sign-in the main office before coming to the department.

Please bring all items to school unwrapped prior to the close of the concert on 12/18. We will take care of wrapping and delivering items to the families on Christmas Eve Day.

Thank you so much for your generosity during this holiday season!




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