Supporting members of our community to attain their educational and personal goals. We encourage all to take responsibility for their learning, to discover their potential, and to achieve their ambitions. Recognizing that our diversity is an important source of our strength, we respond to the needs of our community helping them with their educational needs.
RECIPIENTS FOR THE 2008 GLOBAL HEART AWARDS
United Global Youth Leaders – Davina Dresbach, Katie Petterson, Krystal Reys, Ashley Schumacher, Lauren Schumacher, Susan Schumacher and Anjali Shetty
There are 20+ million children in this country who are at risk of hunger. The consequences of hunger are much more than a growling stomach. Poor nutrition can result in a weaker immune system, increased hospitalization, lower IQ, shorter attention spans, and lower academic achievement. Children are fed during the school week by federal government programs, but we want to make sure they’re getting nutritional meals over the weekend, too.
Blessings in a Backpack is a 501 C (3) non-profit organization currently feeding over 63,000 children in 583 schools in 45 U.S. states. The program is a hybrid of private sector funding and public partnership carried out in public schools. We are feeding the future of America, one school at a time.
Blessings in a Backpack provides elementary school children who are on the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal Program with a backpack of food to take home for 38 weekends during the school year. Backpack food includes easy-to-prepare, ready-to-eat foods, like granola bars, juice boxes, mac and cheese, and oatmeal.
Tree of Life Foundation hosted a Fundraiser along with the United Global Youth Leaders to support Blessings in a Backpack. The fundraiser collected monetary donations, can goods and backpacks. The event was held at the Schumacher’s residence.
BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK EVENT