Fort Worth Council gives help, hope and healing
Members of the Fort Worth Council partnered with residents of Refuge for Women to make bracelets for women who have been trafficked and sexually exploited. The purpose of the bracelets is to show the women they have worth beyond money and to spread the word about where women can go to get help, hope, and healing. Fifty volunteers participated and100 bracelets were made for a total of 20 volunteer hours.
Liberty Garden Club provides tools for schools
Liberty Garden Pioneers hosted its annual school supply collections in the Bedminster NJ, Piscataway NJ and Paramus, NJ locations in partnership with the United Way. This important project provides school supplies to help children/youth succeed, ensuring every young person is ready to learn! Through the generosity of our AT&T employees, more than 50 boxes of supplies were sorted and donated to United Way locations in Somerset, Middlesex, and Bergen Counties. Liberty Garden Pioneers made an additional donation of $1,000 to buy matching school supplies that included backpacks, lunch boxes, calculators and ear buds. This project truly supports our goal to give back in the communities where we live and work and represents the true spirit of giving. Helping children succeed in school: priceless.
Nashville Council Builds Shed for School
The Ross Early Learning Center in Nashville, TN is our pencil partner school. As part of the city’s Pre-K program, the school of 27 staff serves approximately 250 children per year and they are all four years old. Because children are only there for one year, they have no PTO or PTA organization, which creates obstacles to raising funds to help the school.
Recently, we completed a large project for them that we are most proud of. The principal, Miatta Alexander, asked that we help them figure out how to take a small room full of gardening equipment and outdoor play items and transform it. This is the room the children and their teachers on the playground, in the gymnasium, or in the garden area go to when there is bad weather coming or any type of lock down event. We partnered with the Building and Trades union to build them a huge garden shed to house their equipment, so the children and teachers are safe and comfortable during storms or situations that require them to be on lockdown. We had 32 volunteers donate more than 500 hours of time to the project. We are all proud of how the shed turned out and we are happy we could provide a comfortable, stress-free safe zone for the school for years to come.