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.
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.
2017 VBS MISSION PROJECTS:
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
WEDNESDAY - Bananas
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.