We want to hear about the ways your congregations have invested in meaningful relationships with your partner public schools through C4C.
- Providing food for children on weekends through “Backpack Buddies” programs
- Supplying clothing closets at school or church for children in need
- Donating school supplies and materials to children and teachers
- Hosting a book drive to donate new or gently used books to children
- Hosting after school hours tutoring sessions at church or school
- Being a reading buddy or mentor — in person or virtually — with a child
- Earning a C4C Community Connectivity Mini Grant to provide technology assistance for on-line learners
- Hosting teacher appreciation events
- Attended or hosted a public education advocacy forum
- Communicated with a member of the General Assembly or your local school board or county commissioners to advocate for public schools
Are there other ways your congregation has lived into the four areas of focus for Congregations for children (promoting K-3 literacy, meeting basic needs, volunteerism as a caring adult, public education advocacy)?
Let us know what you are doing at your local church so we can celebrate your successes and share ideas that can be replicated elsewhere to bless public school children and their teachers. Email David Rockefeller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s celebrate what Congregations for Children is doing for our public school partners!