On Thursday I shared about how my church is encouraging the members to embrace our schools this year and think of ways to encourage teachers and staff in our public schools in my city.
Wednesday evening I made a preliminary Amazon wish list for my Family Literacy Program and the school it meets in. I listed 14 items and sent an email to 50 people from my church. Within a day 9 of the 14 items were purchased.
Yesterday three of the items were delivered by Amazon. They were two coloring books and some no toxic crayons that will go the the child care for the moms in my class.
After my class yesterday I had a meeting with the principal of the school and shared with him that we want to do what the school feels is needed. A pressing concern on his mind is for the children to be warm in the winter.
Normally we accept gently used and washed items including coats, gloves, and hats. But due to COVID, we can only accept new ones this year. So my next project will be to do a drive for gloves/mittens and hats. My school is in a low-income neighborhood, so warm winter items are a huge need.
My church has selected four Title 1 schools to focus on with a point person for each school. I will be setting up the page for my school this weekend and inviting church members to join my page.
I will be sharing more as the school years continues in hopes it spurs others to bless the schools where they live and also so people pray for me and my school. Let’s be Jesus to our schools.
Oh and a simple but HUGE thing is to thank teachers. That is always true but especially now with all of the twists and turns thrown at them due to COVID. This is a year teachers will be challenged like never before.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
My Amazon wish list to give you ideas