Community Children's Outreach
…is a seed to be planted so it may produce benefits meeting the needs of our children of Madison County. The Committee has attempted to plant this same seed by contacting the churches in Madison County, inviting them to unite with us in this endeavor. The invitation is not to churches only, but to businesses, organizations, and individuals – regardless of religious or political persuasion. The Committee is not a “church driven” – not even a “laity driven” – but a “community driven” entity that cares for the needs of our children.
Poverty exists in Madison County that inhibits the motivation and education of school age children.
We intend to inspire a community driven effort that cares for the needs of our children,
to partner with Madison County schools and provide funds and goods to needy school
Our Objective is not to duplicate any existing programs, but to assist in areas that seem to be falling through the cracks.
Schools being served:
- Brush Creek Elementary
- Hot Springs Elementary
- Mars Hill Elementary
- Madison Middle School
- Madison High School
- Madison Early College
We hope to inspire our community to action through donating goods & funds and volunteering services.
Goods that we need:
- Tooth Brushes
- Tooth Paste
- Dental Floss
- Head Lice Shampoo
- Regular Shampoo
- Soap/Bath Wash
- Hand Sanitizer
- Field Trips
- Medical Needs
- Vocational Classes
- Yearbooks (for Seniors)
- Graduation Expenses
- Feminine Hygiene
- School Supplies
- Personal Funds
- Emergency Kits
…and, of course, we can also put funds to their proper use
If you would like to offer your services we need:
- Volunteers - Be a member of this committee
- Get other people interested and involved
- Specific skills that we can use:
Group & Organization Volunteers
- Student organizations
- Sunday School Classes
- Service Clubs
About the Committee
In November 2013, at the United Methodist Church Charge Conference, Dr. John Boggs, Superintendent, discussed the need for churches to be involved with the school system, targeting to poverty areas that inhibit the education of children. A seed was planted to form a committee to address this issue. Buncombe County Schools in the local area were already blanketed with resources, but very few were available in Madison County. The Madison County Church members voiced that the focal point of the Committee should be directed toward Madison County.
On February 7, 2014, three perspective committee members met representing both counties and it was determined that the real need was to target Madison County Schools. We decided to launch forward – thus, The Community Children's Outreach was birthed – focusing on Madison County children. When learning the outcome of the meeting, the absentee perspective member was immediately in agreement of the decision to go forward as planned.
On February 21, 2014, The Community Children's Outreach Committee met with Dr. Ron Wilcox, Superintendent of Madison County Schools, and shared that the Committee was newly formed as of February 7, 2014. Our purpose is to provide assistance to the school aged children of Madison County. Our Objective is not to duplicate any existing programs, but to assist in areas that seem to be falling through the cracks. The Committee requested a meeting with him and his staff of Social Workers and Counselors, from all schools, to identify areas of need. On February 28, 2014, after having been given a long list of needs, the Committee agreed to assist with personal hygiene products and financial scholarships. Other areas will be addressed as the Committee grows in effectiveness.
The Community Children's Outreach Committee is a seed to be planted so it may produce benefits meeting the needs of our children of Madison County. The Committee has attempted to plant this same seed by contacting the churches in Madison County, inviting them to unite with us in this endeavor. The invitation is not to churches only, but to businesses, organizations, and individuals – regardless of religious or political persuasion. The Committee is not a “church driven” – not even a “laity driven” – but a “community driven” entity that cares for the needs of our children. Join us in Planting Seeds & Meeting Needs!.
Counselors and Betty Reeves
Counselors and committee …great time!
Meeting at central office with reporters
So happy to receive these items
Will Hoffman & Wyllene Skipper
Will Hoffman, Carol Bryson, Carolyn Frisbee
Ron Wilcox, Superintendent Madison County Schools
Carolyn Frisbee, Chair
Gay Turville, Vice-Chair
Wyllene Skipper, Advisor to Chair
Peggy McConnel, Secretary
Carol Bryson, Treasurer
Marjorie Icenhower, Financial Secretary
Betty Reeves, Reporter / Communications
Wyllene Skipper, Time Keeper
Community Children's Outreach
Post Office Box 516
Leicester, NC 28748
Thank you for your generosity.
Donations may be made by mail to:
COMMUNITY CHILDREN'S OUTREACH
POST OFFICE BOX 516
LEICESTER, NC 28748
Please make checks payable to:
Community Children’s Outreach
To make arrangements to donate goods or services please call:
…or send an eMail using the above contact form.
Certified 501c Non-Profit Organization
"COME JOIN US"
Community Children’s Outreach Committee Meeting
4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Madison County Library
1335 N. Main St.
Marshall NC, 28753