Cool to Care to be a little different this year

DAVISON — With the approach of the holiday season, Davison Community Schools will once again hold the “Cool to Care” campaign – but the schools will approach things differently with eh threat of COVID-19.

All of the school buildings and the Cardinal’s Nest will continue to accept nonperishable food items and paper products, but district officials are encouraging parents and students to consider making a monetary donation instead.

In a letter to parents, Superintendent Kevin Brown said encouraging monetary donations instead of donations of non-perishable items will help the district reduce the amount of items coming into the schools and will allow people to donate electronically.

As in past years, the money collected will be given to Outreach East, a non-denominational, walk-in, year-round emergency resource center dedicated to assisting Davison area families in need.

Much of what is collected through the Cool to Care drive will go right back to helping Davison students and their families.

To make an online donation, visit the DCS e-Funds site at:

If you do prefer to send in canned good or non-perishable items, please do not send items that are expired or out of date.

Many of Davison schools have already begun accepting contributions and will continue to accept items through Dec. 8. School staff and DTV and DECA students will be delivering all collected items and money to Outreach East in early December.