6th Graders and Middle School Faculty Support PACEM

This week, the 6th graders and some of their teachers worked together to support the Charlottesville Friends Meeting's (CFM) housing of the PACEM homeless program. PACEM works with local congregations and community groups/volunteers to provide a rotating shelter and food to the local homeless community. CFM is providing shelter and food to PACEM this week. For the past few weeks, our 6th graders collected snack items to provide to CFM, so that they could share them with their guests this week. 6th graders also took the time to write some beautiful cards and messages to share with the residents. On Wednesday night, teachers Cindy Cartwright, Janet Webster, Cam Pampus, Heidi Passino and CFM member Linda Goldstein cooked, delivered and served dinner to the 35 men staying there (they were anticipating 25 and had to quickly cook for ten more). The menu included twice-baked potatoes, mini meatloafs, beet salad and green beans. Tandem has a long and meaningful history of supporting PACEM, and we're so glad our 6th graders and teachers were able to help CFM this week.