Trinity has received two grants to date to fund Summer Reading Camp which will be held July 9-13, 2018. We have applied for two additional grants and we are waiting to hear news about the status of our applications. Several local businesses have agreed to provide lunches for the children at reduced and /or no cost, including McDonald’s, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Domino’s Pizza. Several other requests have been made and their status is pending.
Our committee has met and we are in the process of developing a schedule for the day. Pottsville Area School District, Schuylkill County Child Development, and the Pottsville Library, our partners in this outreach ministry, are helping us with screening and referral, securing appropriate materials, a library trip, and a parent workshop.
This is a huge undertaking and although we have been blessed with many wonderful volunteers from the parish, we still need additional help. Many of the children do not have a male role model in their lives so any men who could volunteer time would be more than welcome. There will be a workshop prior to camp to familiarize volunteers with the materials. If you are not able to volunteer for the full week, we would be happy to have you come in for a day or two. All volunteers need to have child abuse and criminal background clearances. In addition, the Diocese requires anyone working with children to take the online Safeguarding God’s Children training.
If you would like to assist and you are unable to be a tutor, here are some other suggestions:
Donate books. A list of appropriate books is being compiled and will be available by the end of February.
Assist with picking up meals from donation points.
Become a guest reader.
Help assemble packets of materials for camp.
Make a cash donation
If you are interested in helping in any way, please contact Barb Tokarz at 570-739-4123 or firstname.lastname@example.org