Scripture calls us to love our neighbors…
spiritually and literally!
Central loves and cares for our
community—and Jefferson Elementary is right in our backyard, a
mere 1.3 miles away!
For over 25 years Central has been loving on the families of Jefferson Elementary School!
How do we do this?
KIDS HOPE USA
For over 25 years, Kids Hope USA at Central has been sending mentors into Jefferson Elementary. These mentors work one on one with students who need a little extra love. That looks a lot like lunch periods playing board games, fun outside of school activities, and an occasional pizza party! It only takes one positive adult to impact the life of a child.
Hand2Hand is a ministry that through your generosity, every week sends home nearly 200 bags of food with students. These bags of food sometimes are all kids will have access too for the weekend. Taking stress off of families plate by helping make sure there is food on that plate!
POP UP EVENTS
Over the summer we work with other churches and community members to have a TON of fun at Meadow Lanes. We help keep kids reading by getting brand new books in their hands, practice math facts, eat lunch, played games, learn about Jesus, and have plenty of popsicles!
Our next We Love Jefferson Shop is in
Every fall students at Jefferson Elementary School have the opportunity to receive a new winter coats, snow pants, boots, socks, and underwear. Each family also receives a basket of household basic needs, giving kids and families a safe and healthy start to winter.
In the spring students have the opportunity to receive a new spring jacket, tennis shoes, pajamas, socks and underwear. Their family also receives another basket of household basic needs.
We will be collecting school supplies in July for our teacher shop happening August 12, 2021. Teachers from Jefferson Elementary will be able to come and "shop" for all their classroom needs for the 2021/2022 school year!
Learn more about how to donate and volunteer for the We Love Jefferson Shop here
Why do we do this?
It’s simple, because We Love Jefferson and their