At She Magazine’s Extraordinary Women Event on November 21st, Help 4 Kids Florence President, Diane Welsh, received the Francis Marion University’s Woman in Education Award. As a retired elementary school teacher, Diane knows READ MORE…
Support Help4Kids Florence by participating in the December 5th Krispy Kreme Challenge 5K at Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School. Click Here for more information!
Jalisa Spain,Tarisha Shafe, Amber Sims, Candice Nelson, Nydia Rochers, all students at Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, made Halloween treat bags for the students who receive Help 4 Kids Bags at North Vista Elementary school. If you are interested in providing treats during the holidays for a school please let us know. Thank you ladies for your help!
For the second year in a row Help 4 Kids has received a grant from Women in Philanthropy. The money from this grant helped us expand our program to include the elementary school in Pamplico. We are truly grateful for their continued support of our mission.
The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity collected food items for Help 4 Kids at their monthly meeting.
We had another successful parent /child packing day on Saturday November 17th. We had about 25 parents and children, and they decorated and packed around 400 bags that will be delivered to children in districts 1,2 and 4. Please watch our Facebook page for the announcement of future dates.
The next Walmart Food Drive will be held on November 14th. Please consider giving just an hour of your time to volunteer at the food drive. For more information contact Gretchen Vergara at firstname.lastname@example.org
Help 4 kids wants to say a special thank you to the accounting firm of Burch Oxner Seale Co. On October 26, they brought 15 employees to the warehouse to help us pack 540 bags! They had a READ MORE…
Honor a friend or loved one by buying a Help 4 Kids Florence Christmas card. The cards are $10 each, and the entire amount of your purchase…CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO OR TO ORDER!
SUPPORT FLOOD RELIEF EFFORTS THROUGH EASTERN CAROLINA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO!
We want to give a special thanks to Alyssa Spurling. She is an 11 year old with a big heart. Alyssa had a birthday party in October and instead of asking her friends for the typical presents any 11 year-old would want READ MORE…
Help 4 Kids Florence received grants from The Florence Kiwanis Club, The Lucas Foundation and the Hartford Insurance Company. The combined grants will provide 3,000.00 meals.
Many thanks to FMU for helping with the September food drive at Walmart and for taking time on a Saturday to help pack bags.
Members of Highland Park Methodist Church helped at the September Food Drive at Walmart. The Youth group also donated food and money when they came on Sunday night to count all the items from the food drive.
Our continued thanks goes out to Sodexo for donating all the paper bags we use and packing them once a month. We use about 4,000 bags each month!
The week of September 28 all 1,000 children who receive a bag also received a coupon from McDonalds for a Happy Meal. This is part of the McDonalds buy one give one program.READ MORE…
A gnawing feeling in the stomach. Light-headedness. Dizziness. Headaches. Lethargy or weakness. Inability to concentrate. A craving for food. Pain.All of these are associated with hunger.Most of us can end the temporary experience of hunger, but many children may not have that choice. They don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and they are called “food insecure.” Every day, too many children are truly defined as “hungry.”Each week hundreds of children come to school on Monday morning hungry , irritable and not ready to learn because they had no food on the weekend while they were home. Help 4 Kids Florence is a program that supplies weekend bags of food to elementary school students in Florence County. Each Friday, children at risk of being hungry get sent home with a bag of food items for the weekend. Our goal is that these children return to school on Monday rested, fed, and ready to learn.Good nutrition, particularly in the first three years of life, is important in establishing a good foundation that has implications for a child’s future physical and mental health, academic achievement, and economic productivity. Unfortunately, food insecurity is an obstacle that threatens that critical foundation. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 16.7 million children under 18 in the United States live in households where they are unable to consistently access enough nutritious food necessary for a healthy life. Although food insecurity is harmful to any individual, it can be particularly devastating among children due to their increased vulnerability. The Help 4 Kids Florence organization exists to help the Florence community combat these long term consequences for the children of our community.