The 17th marks the United Nations celebration of “Empowering children, their families and communities…” to end poverty. Most of us think of our Island community as exempt from this kind of poverty. Unfortunately, incredible poverty can be found in our Island community and the effects on children is evident, especially to teachers and others in our schools.
Did you know teachers in our elementary schools have identified over 100 children attending elementary school who are “food insecure”. That means that these children
(who typically qualify for free lunch at school) do not have food available on the weekend. Or when on school break. Or during the summer.
I Love My Island, Inc. is working with local schools to help insure that these children have food available at these times. We hope to increase this support through your donations; one of our schools has a waiting list of 5 children RIGHT NOW who need food so they do not go hungry on weekends! Please consider donating $5, $10, $100 or whatever you can today to help us expand this program to cover the waiting list. For a $300 donation you could feed a child for the entire school year!
You can go to our “Donate” button or mail a donation to us at 245 Crockett Blvd., Merritt Island, Fl. 32953. Thank you in advance for your donation.
If you would like more information e-mail Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org.