We hosted a party for 37 students and their families- for children chosen from FLW- complete with gifts, lunch, and games! The parents wrapped the gifts while the children were elsewhere playing games!
Operation Christmas Child 2019
We collected 87 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year!
Each year we partner with Fred L. Wilson Elementary School to provide backpacks, complete with grade-appropriate supplies, to many students and their siblings. In 2019 we provided 38 students with their class specific backpacks as we celebrated the Back to School Open House. Partnering with West Point Baptist Church the volunteers fed more than 500 peaople attending the school event with hot dogs, chips, popcorn snow cones and drinks
Mobile Food Pantry
Each spring, Memorial United Methodist hosts the Mobile Food Pantry.
We are partnering with Fred L. Wilson Elementary in a variety of ways and many can be seen on our C4C page. The backpack giveaway was specifically geared to students at Fred L. Wikson where we continue to particpate in duty-free lunches; and one-on-one tutoring. We were awarded a Volunteer of the Year award by Kannapolis City Schools in 2015! Our ministry also provides sweatshirts, with an inspirationalmessage attached to each, for children who may need a little more clothing during the cold months.
Other programs facilitated by our volunteers at the school include: Reading Buddies who read with 6 students weekly; Teacher Apreciation which includes special meals and birthday gifts; Birthday gifts for the children and a School Clothing Closet. In 2019 the Summer REading Kits provided 5 books each to all 380 students who attend Fred L. Wilson.