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Back to School Event Plants Seeds for Success
Volunteers clean up local schools and collect school supplies for community children. Back to school rallies with anti-bullying workshops.
Seeds to Succeed is a back-to-school day of community service on Saturday, August 11, 2012 in Chicago, Elgin, Aurora, Rockford and many other areas to help kick off a positive, successful school year for children in our communities. It is sponsored by the United Methodist Churches of Northern Illinois.
More than a hundred volunteers are working on making repairs, cleaning, gardening and painting at local schools and playgrounds to help make them a more inviting learning environment for students.
Backpack and school supply donation drives are being organized at more than a dozen locations across Northern Illinois. The donations will be distributed to children in need before the school year gets underway.
Anti-bullying and anti-violence workshops will also be held a various locations to give parents and children the necessary information they need to deal with bullies and help put an end to this harmful behavior.
Our goal is to plant the seeds for a positive, successful future for children in our communities.
Volunteers are encouraged to register at www.seedstosucceed.org. For more information on times and locations, visit our website www.seedstosucceed.org or call Anne Marie Gerhardt, Dir. of Communications of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church at 847-931-0710 ext. 14.