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VBS Mission Project Information

2018 VBS Mission Projects:

Watoto Read & School Supplies for Kids in Licking County

During VBS we learned about Watoto Read - an orginization

assisting African Refugees in Sub-Saharan through education. 

For more informaiton visit http://watotoread.com

VBS collected $389.62 in coins throught out the week to donate to Watoto Read. 

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 We learned about school supply needs right here in Licking County to ensure

children are prepared and have the supplies they need to learn.

VBS also collected an amazing amount of school supplies to help students in

Licking County start the 2018-19 school year.


Healing Arts Missions & Healthy Kids Network Backpack Program


We are excited to learn about Healing Art Missions in Haiti with Dr. Tracee Laing who is a Granville resident.  

Tracee has shared with us that there is a large need for children's vitamins in Haiti.

VBS will collect coins throught out the week for Healing Art Missions to purchase vitamins.  

For more information please visit healingartmissions.org


Healthy Kids Network Backpack Program


VBS will collect donations of fresh fruit and vegetables to feed kids who participate in the summer feeding program at the YMCA.

Fresh fruit and vegetables are not generally part of the lunch and will be considered a treat. 

TUESDAY - Bags of apples


THURSDAY - Baby carrots

The Healthy Kids Network (HKN) Backpack Program addresses the basic needs of students in Licking County by providing carriers of nutritious and easy-to-prepare food to take home on weekends when other resources may not be available.  

While free and reduced breakfast and lunch are available during the school week, unreliable access to food over the weekends can affect the level of food insecurity experienced by the student, increasing stress and decreasing productivity. Children who are hungry simply cannot concentrate to learn, have low energy, and reduced ability to fight off common childhood illnesses.

If you would like to find out more about the Healthy Kids Network or how you can help, please contact Ed Bohren at 740-349-9688 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




In 2016, Granville Ecumenical VBS partnered with Pelotonia!

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Founded in Columbus, Pelotonia is a 3-day experience that includes cycling, entertainment and volunteerism.
Pelotonia raises millions of dollars each year for cancer research.
100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to fund research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center (OSUCCC – James). 
During the week of VBS, our children learned about the ride from a local doctor.
Children brought in (new) books, magazines, and journals to give to children undergoing treatment at OSUCCC – James.
We also collected coins to help raise funds for Pelotonia. 
Wow—one week helped to show children how to work in collaboration for ONE GOAL.