August 16th is the scheduled date for our Compassion Project and the day is fast approaching! I am really excited this year as we enter into this beautification project and it is my prayer that you will join us! We will be partnering with the business community and each other again this year to bless Stafford Primary School! LOWE’S from Sugar Land has given the school a fantastic grant that will allow them to build a Reading/Community Garden! This will enable teachers to teach Science and Math with a truly “hands on” approach as well as fill the very practical need for food as the kids grow and eat their own vegetables.
Lowe’s has been gracious to allow us to join them. Almost all of the materials that will be needed for this years Compassion Project will be purchased with GRANT funds awarded to the school!
If you were involved with us last year, I don’t have to remind you of just how powerful the effects were from this outreach in building relationships with the Stafford School district alone. I believe this outreach and the NDOP/GDOP events have also been instrumental in deepening relationships among the churches in our community. One of the first things we saw is that while this undertaking is too much for most of us alone, when we join hands together there is synergy and the burden is light!
In addition to sending teams of volunteers, I am asking each of you to consider giving a monetary donation to this project so that we can purchase necessary supplies for the workers and also purchase teaching supply gift cards for the teachers as we did last year. While we spent $2,400 last year for teacher gift cards, I think the VALUE of them has FAR surpassed the COST!
Below is a list of projects that we have been asked to undertake this August 16; some are directly connected to the Lowe’s project, some are not:
Relocate established wax ligustrum bushes to bare spots around the school.
Paint the pavillion on the playground
Paint several different pieces of playground equipment
Assemble 3-4 picnic tables
Refresh the landscape that we installed last year
Construct the New Reading/Community Garden (Lowe’s will precut the lumber, have all supplies on hand and oversee the construction)
We need your church or group to join us! If each church brings 10 volunteers, we will have a great group and will be able to accomplish everything on this list!
I am attaching a Sign up sheet for you to use at your church and list of supplies needed along with instructions for you to hand out to volunteers. I also have a Power Point presentation available if you would like to have a copy. It has been updated with current information on it. (Due to the file size (over 11 mb) I am not attaching it here.
Please call me with any questions or if you would like to help in any way. My cell is 832-439-9545 or you can reply to this email. It would also be extremely helpful in our planning to know your anticipated level of participation for this years event.
Thanks to each of you and many blessings!
4211 Creek Hollow
Missouri City, TX 77459
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