2015 Campaign Wrap-Up
The final numbers have been tallied and the paperwork is almost completed for the 2015 campaign of the Summer Food Program.
We are hard at work preparing for 2016 campaign and building awareness for the program to all families in the community. Small Miracles is all about healthier eating for kids and families and are working hard to improve upon this year's program, to be even better next year!
We have been invited to help with the Coalition for Healthier Community project and brainstorming with them to come up with ways for kids to eat healthier and make healthier choices. This partnership is a regional endeavor and encompasses Confluence Health, Amerigroup, Chelan-Douglas Health Department and Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council, just to name a few. A pilot educational piece of the program will begin October 7th at Mission View Elementary, as an after school program that will run for 6 weeks with 2 sessions of 25 kids each.
We have been working with the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council to find a champion within the Hispanic Community that can help us get the word out about our Summer Food Program with families. Through the Council’s recommendation, we have located someone and will be introducing them to the Board of Directors at the next meeting on the 19th of October.
We have been asked to participate in the United Way's Program to eliminate generational poverty in our area. 40 families will be chosen to participate and resources will be made available to them to better their situation. This program is set to begin in early November.
We have been asked to teach a class in early December for the Life-Skills Workshop to promote Small Miracles and the life skill of "volunteering!"
Look for Small Miracles in and about the community as we continue our fund raising efforts, and prepare for the 2016 Campaign. Thank you in advance for partnering with us for healthier kids!