Partnering with Greenway Elementary School
Our church has partnered with Greenway Elementary School, one of the Beaverton School Elementary schools with many families in need. This is our first year partnering with Greenway and we are excited about this new outreach ministry opportunity!
Fall- Backpacks. During VBS and throughout summer, we collect school supplies and new backpacks with the goal of filling 5 backpacks per grade with grade-specific school supplies. In 2018, we were able to fill over 12 per grade! Needless to say, it was a minivan FULL!!
Winter- Food Boxes and Clothing. Greenway administrators told us that they often have students returning to school after the Winter Break without appropriate outerwear and those students stay inside instead of playing on the playground. We are collecting jackets, hats, scarves, gloves, sweatshirts as well as basic clothing needs for students at Greenway. We are also providing board games for families at Greenway in addition to Food Boxes for families in need.
Spring/Summer: Since this is our first year working with Greenway Elementary, we are waiting to see how we can be the hands and feet here. In previous opportunities, we have helped repaint, clean, garden, and helped out at the book fair.