ALL GOD’S CHILDREN NEED SHOES: SNEAKERS FOR STUDENTS @KES. Most of us at FUMC are able to provide for the basic needs of our children. However, at Klondike Elementary School, there are children who wear shoes that are either too small, much too large, or in serious disrepair. Their parents work hard, many at minimum wage jobs, but can’t afford new shoes for their children. We are all too aware of the rising costs of inflation: food, utilities, and rent have risen sharply and take all of a family’s available funds. During your next visit to Meijer, Wal-Mart, Kohl’s, or Shoe Carnival, won’t you consider buying just one pair of sneakers? Coder’s Closet at KES needs sneakers in children’s sizes 8-13 & adult sizes 1-5 for both boys and girls. If each FUMC family purchased just one pair of sneakers, our Klondike Treasure Chest would be overflowing. Then, our Klondike kiddos will have new, sturdy shoes that fit. Please give that joy to a child at Klondike Elementary School. “As you have done it to these, the least of them, you have done it to me.”
KLONDIKE KIDS CLUB NEEDS YOUR GIFT OF TIME: The Klondike Kids Club (KKC) serves Klondike children in grades kindergarten through fourth living at Point West Mobile Home Community (2719 Klondike Road). By providing additional resources and intentional structured homework time, children are seeing academic improvement. Children attend KKC two days a week for 90 minutes to read, review math facts, and study for weekly spelling tests. Children work in small groups of 1-2. Volunteers provide the nurturing and encouragement that children need to master these tasks. Volunteers work under the supervision of paid staff. For many of the children, English is their second language, and working with volunteers helps to build their confidence as they learn new skills. Volunteers are asked to commit 90 minutes, one afternoon a week, working with an age group of their choice. Grades 4 & 5 meet on Monday/Wednesday and Grades K-3 meet on Tuesday/Thursday, from 4:30-6:00 PM. KKC meets when TSC is in session. Want more information? Contact Pastor and Director Denny Frank at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-714-1149.
TO SERVE AND LOVE THE CHILDREN, FAMILIES, AND TEACHERS OF KLONDIKE SCHOOL: This is the vision of FUMC as we answer our call to embrace and serve our community. Your helping hands and loving hearts are needed. At the request of Klondike Elementary staff and teachers, we are recruiting our community to provide Read to Succeed volunteers in every classroom during the school year. This opportunity requires a weekly commitment of one hour. Life gifts needed: Encouragement, Friendship, Acceptance, Sensitivity, Active Listening, Dependability, and a Sense of Humor. Your reward will be the joy of a new friendship, affection, and the knowledge that you are making a difference in the life of a child. This program is supported and coordinated by the United Way of Greater Lafayette, which also pays for the necessary background checks. Contact the United Way of Greater Lafayette (www.uwlafayette.org or 765-742-9077) for more information and to volunteer at the grade level of your choice