It is a blessing to live and work in a place where Caring and Giving is more than a sentiment; it is our standard. On behalf of the hungry and those in need of help, on behalf of the parents who need us most, thank you for loving our kids and caring for them, the Wylie Way!
Caring and Giving, The Wylie Way!
With just more than half of our kids on campus, concern gripped us as we crafted our “best guess” at the amount our kids and employees would donate to our local food bank, the Christian Care Center. A lofty goal earned from last year of $17,000 and 100,000 food items seemed like an impossible task. Now, more than ever, this food bank needed us. Their stock was practically empty, and requests greater than ever as we move into the 10th month of the COVID 19 pandemic.
My best guess was 60,000 food items and $8,000 in donations. Per capita, this would be more than last year and a much-appreciated gift by anyone’s measure. Our drive wrapped up last week, and the counting began. Goodness, gracious, I underestimated the power of the Wylie Way!
This week Wylie ISD delivered more than 107,000 food items AND $17,565 to the Center, both new records. Their mission is “to provide short term emergency needs for local families. They help pay certain bills, depending on available funds, and provide food and clothing.” They serve all families in Wylie and our neighboring communities.
Special thanks to Red Byboth and Dallas Moving & Storage for providing the moving crews and trucks.
When you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did. This year, our community effort to provide gifts for the Wylie Way Christmas and holidays faced our most significant need in this program’s history. Nearly 1,200 kids needed support this year to place gifts under the tree. After a single week of requests, we are only 70 students away from meeting every child’s needs in need.
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