This is an open invitation to all past members of the BSSL. We are celebrating our 15th year and asking past members to clear their calendars for August 20th at 7PM. We would love to celebrate our Welcome Back meeting with you. Some of the current members don’t know the history of our organization and would love to hear your stories. Please leave a message for Nicole Shippy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending. We hope you can join us.
The Barbara Nugent Summer Lunch Program was a huge success again this summer. Special thanks to Susan Gaines, Linda Emore and Judy West for organizing and purchasing all of the items needed to make 2500 delicious lunches for children of Cherokee County. Lunches were delivered Monday to Friday in 8 Georgia Counties serving over 8000 children daily. This summer we helped provide over 250,000 lunches to children in Georgia. Thank you members of BSSL and your children for helping prepare sandwiches and assembling the lunch bags for distribution.
Our other project for the summer was providing Hygiene Bags for parents of children that received free backpacks at Give A Kid A Chance in July. In addition these children received free haircuts, dental checkups, eye exams, clothing, stuffed animals and free books. Thanks so much Lynne Weimer and Caroline Zipkin for leading this project for the second year. I would be remiss if I didn’t thank all of the woman and children who showed up to pack and transport the Hygiene Bags. We couldn’t have worked so efficiently without your help.
The next scheduled meeting of the BSSL will be on August 20th at the Terrace at 7PM. Don’t forget to bring your SCAT items to the meeting. This month we are collecting prepackaged snacks for Elementary children. No peanuts please.