Obama School Ministry Team
The Work Goes On (and pies)
Nancy Heege, Obama School Ministry Team
Even though the scholars and staff at Barack and Michelle Obama School are involved only in distance learning this fall, support for them from Unity’s volunteers continues. The principals asked us recently if we might be able to arrange for an incentive for Obama families to come to school on November 23 to pick up additional school supplies, saying “We’d like to give a pie to the first 100 families to arrive at the school. Can you help us?” After quick conversations with the church staff, we sent out a request to our volunteers for donations to purchase the pies. Within a few hours, we had raised more than $800. Martha Tilton of the church staff (and also one of our Obama volunteers) arranged for the purchase and delivery of the pies — sweet potato, apple, and pecan!
Thanks to all who donated to this “sweet” project!
In addition, an anonymous donor from Unity Church generously agreed to give $1500 to cover the remaining costs of a program between Walker West Music Academy and Obama School. Through this partnership, scholars meet with an artist from Walker West to create 20-minute programs of hip hop and jazz, which they will be rolling out in January. The principals and staff at Obama School are very grateful for our continuing involvement, even during this pandemic.
Shop at Kowalski's! Support Obama School! It's easy. When you shop at Kowalski's Market on Grand Avenue, place your receipt in the Obama Elementary School box at the front of the store. Each quarter, Kowalski's divides a $3000 donation among all the organizations named on the boxes. The amount Obama Elementary School will receive depends on the total number of receipts collected in the Obama School box.
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