Who says you’re too young to make a difference? Certainly that’s not the case for students at Brighton United Methodist Church’s Vacation Bible School. VBS coordinator Deb Freidholm, shared with the students how the church participates in the Totes of Hope™ program for kids in need in the community and how it’s important to give back to families and friends who struggle with hunger.
The kids learned that even 25¢ could make a difference, since every quarter becomes a meal for someone who’s hungry. The students were sent home with empty milk cartons along with and a note to the parents, telling them about the Quarters for Kids Campaign.
“The group goal we set was $1200,” said LaVeta Lowrey, Outreach & Congregational Care Chairperson for the church. “Well… our kids are over achievers when it comes to such a great cause! We had a blessed VBS! And we gladly share our blessings with you, FBR!”
The Brighton United Methodist Church VBS raised enough money to provide not only the 4,800 meals set by their goal, but exceeded it by 1,752 meals,collecting enough to provide a whopping 6,552 meals for hungry men, women and children.
Thank you to the church and all the students and their families and friends for pitching in to help. Summer can be a rough time for hungry families and your generosity will help make the summer a lot brighter for our friends in need. We appreciate each and every one of you!