At Communities In Schools, we are continuously working to provide students with “The Five Basics.” These Basics are:
A safe place to learn and grow.
A one-on-one relationship with a caring adult.
A healthy start, and a healthy future.
A marketable skill to use upon graduation, and
A chance to give back to the community.
Site coordinator Brittany Loudermilt is making efforts to provide this chance to give back, as she is orchestrating a Canned Food Drive. The drive will run from September 29, 2014 until October 3, 2014, and will benefit several food banks in the area. These valuable community resources around Alexander are finding themselves in short supply, and Communities In Schools seeks to encourage students to help make a difference in their county!
Ms. Loudermilt is providing some special incentives for East Alexander learners and faculty this time, too. Every teacher and youth among the grade level that collects the most cans will receive a prize! Similarly, the individual student who brings in the most goods will receive a special reward all his or her own.
Parents and Teachers: Please encourage your teens to bring in canned goods and nonperishable items to help this great cause! If you have any questions regarding acceptable donations, please feel free to email Brittany Loudermilt, or contact her at 828-632-7565 ext. 333.