The 2014-15 SURF Board is getting ready to gear up for a new year. Even before the Team Building Retreat, SURF members are working in the community. New member Ben Carter worked with Elaina Burr to help Jean Young at the Storehouse get backpacks ready for back-to-school.
Two Grants Awarded in April 2014
SURF Board Youth Grantmakers, a high school board organized under the Davie Community Foundation awarded two grants at their April meeting. Two youth-led projects will receive money from the board that was raised through the POPSICLE 5K in February.
“Birthdays in a Box” submitted by the Davie High STEM Ambassadors received $960 to purchase all of the supplies needed to hold a child’s birthday party. Supplies will be assembled in a decorated box and delivered to A Storehouse for Jesus for distribution to 50 needy families with children who have upcoming birthdays. Birthday boxes will include cake mix, icing, Kool-Aid mix, cups, plates, napkins, utensils, balloons, birthday banner, bubbles, and party favors.
“Stockings for School” submitted by the Davie High Hunger Fighters will provide school supplies in Christmas stockings to students at Davie High, Ellis Middle, North Davie Middle, and South Davie Middle Schools. The stockings are intended to replenish school supplies for needy students for the second semester. Stockings will be distributed through the Hunger Fighters and Bookbags for Hope programs in the middle and high schools. Project organizers plan to pack 178 stockings for distribution in December 2014.