July 2014 The Scoop Newsletter Volume 8 - Issue 7 THIS NEWSLETTER IS A WORK OF LOVE BY A COMMITTEE OF FOLKS IN ASHLAND. THE NEXT ONE WILL BE PUBLISHED SHORTLY AFTER THE FIRST OF EACH MONTH. IDEAS OR ITEMS FOR THE NEWSLETTER? DROP OFF OR CALL PRINTERS INK AT 217-476-3764, OR GIVE THEM TO NANCE BRYANT, LINDA DEVLIN, CYNTHIA GUTMANN, BOB HEATHER, OR LIZ WALLBAUM. ITEMS CAN ALSO BE E-MAILED TO MATT HOBROCK, ASHLAND.SCOOP@SBCGLOBAL.NET. DEADLINE WILL BE THE 25TH OF EACH MONTH FOR THE FOLLOWING MONTH’S NEWSLETTER. YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED. OUR WEBSITE: http://ashlandscoop.tripod.com
First Citizen 2014 Dick Gutmann
Organization Statement Blessings in a backpack is a results-orientated program, designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little or no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program. $80 feeds an American school child in the program for an entire 38 week school year. A passionate volunteer elects to start the Blessings in a Backpack program in a local school. S/he fundraises to support the number of children in the program and partners with a near by grocery. Blessings in a Backpack donates the backpacks for the program, so 100% of the money raised by the program coordinator goes directly to food purchased for the backpacks. Every Friday, students receive their backpacks with staples that require little to no preparation. They return with their backpacks on Monday ready to learn. Blessings in a Backpack experienced explosive growth during 2012. As of September 1, 2012, we are feeding nearly 62,000 children throughout the United States and in three countries. The organization could not have achieved this milestone without our tireless volunteers, dedicated school personnel, or valued public, corporate, athletic, and celebrity sponsors. We hope that we can continue to grow into 2013 and beyond. Together, we are Feeding the Future of America, one school at a time. ADOPT A CHILD IN THE AC CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR $80.00 A Year, $2.10 PER WEEK! ANY DONATION IS GREATLY APPRECIATED! NAME: / ADDRESS: / DONATION: MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK OR GO ON-LINE AT: blessingsinabackpack.org, charge card is acceptable. Be sure to check: AC Central Elementary. Send checks to Kendra Swain @ 2048 Wheeler road, Alexander, IL. 62601 or call 217-248-5665
705 W. Washington Ashland
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