LHCC response to COVID-19 – Week 35 Update
volunteer involvement all continue to make a difference, especially during a pandemic.
Here are a few examples of our accomplishments and milestones this year:
- We delivered over 26,500 meals door-to-door for our young students and their families by adding LHCC Family Food Distribution to our LHCC Mobile Meals program. We increased our family engagement by over 80% as we commenced providing services to parents across a broad spectrum of topics from assimilation to immigration
- We have assisted many needy families with rent support, in excess of $7,000
- We served 40 children in-person over the summer and during the school year, even during the pandemic
- Parents like Rebecca and Lizbeth managed to provide increased oversight of the homework and reading requirements of her three children
- Children like Karina and Shaila truly embarked upon an improved English reading regimen and have now started reading to their younger siblings
Many people have helped raise a significant portion of our Learning Help Centers of Charlotte operating budget. For every dollar raised over 95 cents goes directly towards providing scholastic, spiritual and social supports to families mired in generational poverty.
If you’re thinking of making a year-end gift to LHCC, don’t do it just because we are celebrating our 8th year of existence in 2020:
Do it because you want to see more children succeeding in public schools and see the hope that we offer when remote-learning does not
Do it because we have many benevolence requests at this time of year. Families in need of reliable transportation, out of work or under-employed, and simply need a hand up. We are building a benevolence fund with a goal of $7,500 in 2021, to include the food insecurity crisis.
Do it because most families would never be able to afford what we provide in the form of education and encouragement, at a local church and close to where they live and go to school
Your reasons for giving at the end of the year should inspire you. We hope that your love for our neighbors and the communities we serve does just that and that you feel good about the social good we are providing as a trusted community partner. We believe that good works lead to goodwill that leads to good news and that hope is oftentimes more important than building vocabulary.
Thank you for your support of Learning Help Centers of Charlotte!