Looking For Ways to Support Students in Need?

Looking For Ways to Support Students in Need?

Below is a letter from Grace Way Village that shares ways in which students in need can be assisted with school clothing and nutrition needs:

Dear St. Lucie County School Teachers and Guidance Counselors:

For the sake of those who do not know about Grace Way Village, a well-established nonprofit serving those in need for the last 9 years, here is a brief rundown of all that we do:

  • Provide free clothing for all children in need thru the age of 18
    (If student is still enrolled in HS, thru the age of 20)
  • Provide free a hot lunch on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 and a hot dinner on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
  • Provide free nonperishable food for all Sunday dinner guests to take home
  • Provide free basic life workshops on Wednesdays
  • Provide free the “Getting Ahead” class for adults striving to get out of poverty

Yearly, we host a summer expo for teachers to come and meet with over 20 local nonprofits that can assist them in helping their students in need. It is very important that you know the following:

  • Grace Way Village appreciates greatly all that you do for your students
  • Grace Way Village wants to assist you whenever there is a need
  • All the local nonprofits feel the same. You are not alone in your efforts!

Grace Way Village can help you with immediate needs of clothing and food. Here is how:

  • Call 772.529.7860 (cell phone, do not give to parents), leaving the following information:
  • Child’s clothing information: sex, size (child’s or teen’s) for shirt, pants, & shoes
  • If food is needed, provide the # of family members
  • Your name, school, & cell number. You will be contacted as soon as the items have been gathered for you to pick up.
  • If it is on a Wednesday when the clothing program, Hope’s Closet, is open, you may stop by to either shop yourself or to pick up the items if you have previously called in the information noted above. Please arrive no later than 4:45 p.m.

All of us at Grace Way Village care deeply for our neighbors in need, appreciating the truth of all that teachers do. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us for assistance. You will not be disappointed!

Sincerely,

Cathie Mouring
Executive Director

1780 Hartman Rd.                                          772.925.3074
Fort Pierce, FL 34947                     info@gracewayvillage.com             www.gracewayvillage.com            

 

 

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Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay Contests

Hispanic Heritage Month Art and Essay Contests

Art Contest 

(Grades K-3)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in the state of Florida. Two winners will be selected.

Entry Dates: Entries must be mailed to Volunteer Florida: Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Emailed, scanned, or faxed entries will not be accepted. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a prize at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form(.PDF)

2018 Art Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish

 

Essay Contest

(Grades 4-5, 6-8, 9-12)

Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest is open to all 4th through 12th grade students in the state of Florida. Three winners will be selected: one elementary (4-5) student, one middle (6-8) student, and one high school (9-12) student.

Entry Dates: Entries can be mailed to Volunteer Florida, Hispanic Heritage Month Committee, 3800 Esplanade Way, Suite 180, Tallahassee, Florida 32311, or submitted electronically. All entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, October 15, 2018. Contestants are responsible for all shipping costs. Entries submitted electronically will receive email confirmation.

Awards: Winners will be notified after October 22, 2018. Winners will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by Florida Prepaid College Foundation. Winners will receive awards at Governor Rick Scott and First Lady Ann Scott’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration to be held in Tallahassee. Reasonable travel and lodging expenses will be paid for the winners and one immediate family member.

Contact Volunteer Florida at (850) 414-7400 for any further questions.

Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Online Submission

2018 Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest Parent/Legal Guardian Waiver Form (required for Online Submission)

Paper Submission

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF)

2018 Essay Contest Rules, Guidelines & Waiver Form (.PDF) – Spanish