Through Shine, City Pres has partnered with Hayes Middle School. Hayes is located just a couple miles from the church at 1100 Texas St, NE 87110.
Within the Shine Partnership Model, City Pres will aim to be a faithful presence of love at Hayes Middle School in the following ways:
City Pres seeks to give teacher and staff support by helping donate supplies that teachers normally would buy out of their own pocket as well as sponsering and volunteering at staff appreciation days. We want to remind school staff that their work is appreciated and important!
City Pres often helps with attendance programs to help students be excited about coming to school every day! If you are good with creative crafts and games, let us know! Non-monetary prizes are good donations for these programs.
1. Support Family Engagement (Volunteer/participate at school events such as curriculum nights, math nights, indoor soccer tournaments, and other community events)
2. Volunteer to help run Hayes Food Pantrys which happen every THIRD MONDAY of the month from 3-4:30pm.
3. Donate non-perishable items for or volunteer with the backpack program at Hayes MS. Every Friday, the school packs bags of foods for students in this program to take home with them over the weekend.
General School Supports:
1. Campus Clean Up & Beaitification Projects
2. Walking Guards, School Bus Volunteers, Extra Supervision before/after school and during Recess
City Pres has a donation table in the fellowship lobby where you can drop off donations to be sent to either Hayes MS or another ministry that we support. Here is a list of items that we consistently need more of:
spiral notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, highlighters, pencil sharpeners, combination locks, colored pencils, rulers, graphing calculators, 2.5 or 3 inch 3 ring binder, zipper pouches, tissues, paper towels, and clorox wipes
Non-perishable Food Items: Try to bring something you would eat and something that a young person could easily make on their own. You can also donate any plastic shopping bags that you get from the store! Hayes MS quickly runs out of bags to send this food home in!
Examples: oatmeal, soups, mac n cheese, granola bars, fruit snacks
Non-monetary Prizes: Hayes MS runs many programs to celebrate their students and they like to give fun prizes such as candy, a free ride at the Hinkle Family Fun Center, Chick-Fil-A coupons for a sandwich, ice cream parties, etc! If you have something that would work as a prize to donate, or enjoy planning fun parties for students, we would love your contributions!
Upcoming Events for Volunteers:
November 8th - Curriculum Night and Health Fair
November 19th - Food Pantry @3-4:30pm
November 20th - Thanksgiving Food Distribution at 2:15pm
December 12th - Spelling Bee @9-11 (We need judges!)
December 13th - Band Concert @ 5pm