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‘Bay Gives Back’ selects Windlake Elementary School students as recipients for Holiday Gift Drive

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Marcia Spector, Executive Director - Seeds of Health, Inc.



‘Bay Gives Back’ selects Windlake Elementary School students as recipients for Holiday Gift Drive

MILWAUKEE (Dec. 13, 2017) – Seeds of Health, Inc. is excited to announce that for the third year in a row Whitefish Bay High School’s (WFBHS) ‘Bay Gives Back’ program  has selected Windlake Elementary school students as the recipients of its holiday gift drive program.

The Holiday Gift Drive was created by former WFBHS student Sarah Spector. Spector worked as an aide for summer school at Windlake Elementary School and during her senior year created the gift drive program, which rallied the community together to provide gifts for every single Windlake Elementary School student. Spector is currently attending MIT in Boston and her holiday gift drive continues. This year, 193 students from Windlake Elementary School will receive gifts on Dec. 21. More than 20 WFBHS students will hand-deliver each personalized gift to Windlake Elementary students.

“We are so grateful Whitefish Bay High School has once again selected our students for the Bay Gives Back Holiday Gift Drive,” said Windlake Elementary School Principal Jim Kotsonis. “It is so wonderful to see the joy and happiness it brings to all of the kids.”

Bay Gives Back was created three years ago as a replacement service organization for National Honor Society at WFBHS. WFBHS wanted to create a program that all students, regardless of grade level and GPA could participate in and organize service projects in the community. This program is run without a budget and all the projects are student led and created. The Bay Gives Back mission is to provide service opportunities for WFBHS students in and around the city of Milwaukee, focusing on doing local projects and getting students opportunities to leave Whitefish Bay and serve the community. Throughout the year, WFBHS students participate in a variety of events and projects through the Bay Gives Back program.

Founded in 1983, Seeds of Health, Inc. is the only K-12 charter school agency in the state of Wisconsin serving approximately 1,300 students in four high schools and a K-8 elementary program. The five individual and unique education programs serve a broad range of student needs – from at-risk to the college bound. Seeds of Health is Milwaukee’s innovative “home grown” answer to imaginative, collaborative and cutting-edge education options, with the vision to positively impact the growth and development of urban children. For more information, please visit