Gift Mart was a day filled with excitement because of the love shown through partnership, funding education, and building relationships. Lives were impacted from those who served and those received.
This year 57 community partners helped to make Gift Mart a success partnering with 6 local schools. Over 425 volunteers built relationships with 466 families at two locations. Over 500 children were shopped for and 600 children were at Gift mart this year. The local community collected over 2500 gifts which were sold for $2 each to provide a "Hand-up"to the families. 100% of the proceeds from Gift Mart was given back to the schools for Children's Programming which totaled $4000. All praise, honor, and glory to God.
The excitement continues as we partner with the schools and further relationships with the children by providing Reading Buddies during the week. Just one hour of your time a week could impact the life of a child. If you are interested in getting information on how you can continue to partner with our schools in this way, please email Carolyn Tsikouris.