|Posted by Donald Addison on September 22, 2010 at 11:29 AM|
Each year, with the help of our community, The Vineyard New Outreach Ministry Community provides children with school supplies.
Sometimes the only difference between an A+ student and a failing student is having basic supplies to do homework and participate in class. Because 81% of the children served by The Vineyard New Outreach Ministry live on a family income of less than $14,000 annually, after the most basic of needs of the family are met, school supplies may not fit into that budget.
In September The Vineyard and Dollar General joined together in the Back 2 School 2010 Giveaway. We were able to supply children in the community with much need school supplies such as:
■3 Ring Binders
With the help of First Book we were able to give each child two to three free books during the giveaway.Thanks to the generous support of Random House Children’s Books. The nationwide goal is to read with kids for 10 minutes a day, but first you need a book!
Because of Sponsors like First Book our Raising Readers Program has been a Success.
Thank you Dollar General, First Book,and those in the community that made donations.