Today we launched RECESS 2012!!! Thanks to the generosity of the Living Stones Church we are looking forward to the next eight weeks with a bunch of students from Monroe School / Miami Hills apartments (we are expecting about 100 total).
Today went great! Meredith Waltman (our RECESS Director) and her top-notch counselors and volunteers did an excellent job. The kids had a blast and it was a successful first day!!
Another great thing this year is that we were approved for a grant from the government to make our own breakfasts and lunches. Last year we were approved by the South Bend School Corporation to be a free lunch site. It was a huge blessing to have daily meals supplied by the corporation. BUT – the quality of the meals were a little…you know. So, this year we have been approved for a grant that will pay us $5.31 per child per day. Multiple that by the number of kids in RECESS for eight weeks and we are looking at a potential funding of $20,000 so that we can make our own meals!!! This is a huge blessing!!!!
Finally, this past Sunday Living Stoners brought us over our funding goal by contributing $15,759.38 for RECESS 2012!!! THANK YOU!!!