Coca-Cola Give

June 21, 2021 | Did you know that if you give your Coca-Cola bottle caps to the school, Dinsmore Elementary gets a check?

Donations go directly to the school administration for use at their discretion. The school now receives about $50 each quarter.

With your help, we can easily quadruple that donation! Simply save any bottle cap with a product code. Also, cut out the product code printed on a box’s paper packaging. Drop them by the front office. It is that simple!

Below is how much each product code is worth.

Rolling in Tape

May 26, 2021 | Friends provided first-graders with over 600 rolls of transparent tape! Thanks to Roger, the kids are “rolling in tape.”

Pencils & Scissors

May 11, 2021 | We found more deals…this last week we provided 1,152 pencils to second grade, 100 scissors to first grade, and 77 scissors to kindergarten.

Would you believe?

May 4, 2021 | Would you believe…a first grade class uses about 200 glue sticks each year. We provided 660 glue sticks this week. That should hold (ha!) them for a while.


April 20, 2021 | The children in one fourth grade class are reading The BFG by Roald Dahl. They also have access to the movie, both complements of Friends.

“I know from personal experience that watching a movie and also reading the book is a great way to get kids to read more.” ~Linda, Friends president

Number Line

March 15, 2021 | Thanks to Ms. Johns for the design…all kindergarten teachers now have a 1 to 20 number line to display in their classrooms!

This is the first contribution Friends has made to help children learn math!