We wrapped up the spring semester strong!
PERFECT 10 has recently been blessed by significant donations by the 1 Thing Better Foundation, Gateway Church, Brett Vance Farmers Insurance Agency, Kohl’s and Whataburger with all funds designated toward our weekend backpack feeding programs.
Since the majority of children in our program come from transient/homeless situations and are on free/reduced lunch programs, our first order of business is to provide weekend bags of food to reduce hunger between Friday lunch and Monday breakfast provided by the school.
It’s also our goal to make certain the children know they are cared for by providing birthday bags, spring break food, Easter baskets, summer toys, school supplies, Thanksgiving food and Christmas food and toys.
Donations of summer toys and birthday bags to the 6 schools in our Arlington weekend backpack feeding program quickly followed the giving of spring break packs and Easter buckets.
To end the school year on a high note, Vernon Wells spoke to male high school athletes at his high school alma mater, Arlington Bowie, as the keynote speaker through an invitation by the Champions in Christ organization.
We look forward to the summer months in Arlington! We will sponsor 10 children in our program with 3 week-long, full-day summer camps at Elzie Odom Athletic Center. We will continue to sponsor the Imagination Express Summer camp at Swift Elementary by providing campers with bags of food during the weekend. We will also continue our partnership with Communities Foundation of Texas by assisting the children at the Sleepy Hollow apartment complex.
We’re sure the summer will race by and it will be time to give school supplies. We hope you have a great summer and will think of PERFECT 10 and the children we serve. You are the reason we can make a difference in the lives of these children. Stay tuned for more information regarding mentoring at Ellis Elementary this fall!
The PERFECT 10 Team