YouthBASE is one of this congregation’s nonprofit partners in the area, and they are one of our annual grant recipients through the gifts of the Faith Fund. They work with children and their families to build these skills through after-school and summer programs that provide academic support to help children reach grade-level proficiency by 3rd grade as well as behavioral and emotional support to help children grow and achieve their fullest potential. YouthBASE’s mission is to equip children in K5 through 2nd grade with behavioral, academic, social and emotional (BASE) skills they need in order to succeed at school, at home, and in the community.

To assist with the efforts of YouthBASE, our church will be collecting the following items which can be dropped off in the Reception Area throughout the month of April:
Individually-wrapped snacks, such as:

Teddy Grahams® or other graham snacks
Goldfish® crackers (all flavors)
Granola Bars
Apple sauce cups or pouches
Fruit cups
Plastic forks
Paper plates
Paper towels
Bottled water
Printer paper
Small toy prizes (please avoid anything with small pieces that come apart):
Stickers (small for behavior chart)
Mini Play-Doh®
Plastic necklaces and bracelets
Mini Pop-Its® toys
Mini Slinkies®
Mini journals/sketchbooks
Rubber band bracelets
Gift Cards for gasoline, produce, and snacks (Publix, Aldi, Spinx, Seven-Eleven, etc.)

—Nancy Schlepphorst and the Missions and Affiliations Committee

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