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Great response to ‘Give A Kid A Chance’

Ennis has come a long way in helping its most important asset – it’s school age children – with a tremendous response to calls for funding for the Give A Kid A Chance program. But our area children still need a little more than $5,000 from you this week.
In addition, the group is still collecting much-needed school supplies. The outpouring of support in such a short period of time is something all Ennissites should be proud of. This makes those involved very confident that the last dollars will be collected on time.

According to the group, the program is designed to help students of single parents or families with three or more children receive the services, supplies and assistance needed to return to school.

Single parent families, families with three or more children and families with special circumstances are eligible and are selected through a nomination process. Local churches, businesses, and organizations nominate families who qualify.

Students and their families will receive the following services to prepare them for the 2010-11 school year:

• New outfit that meets the standardized dress code

• New package of socks and underwear

• New back pack filled with grade specific school supplies

• Haircut

• Dental check

• Vision screening

• Hearing screening

• Scoliosis screening

• Blood Pressure and cholesterol check for parents

• Gently used clothing

• Lunch

• New Bible

• Gift bag for parents

To those of you who’ve already contributed money, school supplies or time in getting the message, organizers are grateful.

Let’s help finish this project strong by reaching our target goal.
Give what you can and help our least privileged have at least some of the opportunities we take for granted. To find out what you can do to help email Michelle Perry at michelleperry@ newhopeforever. com or visit the group’s website at www.giveakidachance.com.

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