Bright Futures kicks off “Giving Trees”
Joe Denoyer - July 12, 2018 3:59 pm
Bright Futures Liberal once again welcomes donors to support student success through the Giving Tree program for recipients of the Bright Futures Scholar program.
This year, 110 students have been identified for this special award, and volunteers are working to connect them with the resources they need to succeed this school year.
The Giving Tree program allows members of the community to select a “diploma” which lists the grade and gender of a scholar. Donors can then purchase and pack up a backpack for a local student to be awarded before school begins.
Trees and diplomas are currently located at Southern Office Supply, The Community Bank, Liberal’s Pizza Hut locations, Equity Bank, Keating Tractor & Equipment, and the cafeteria at Southwest Medical Center. Donors have through August 8th to complete their backpacks and return them for pickup.
“We tried this approach last year and it was a huge success,” Bright Futures Scholar program chair, Keeley Moree said. “Not only did we receive backpacks that were stuffed and ready to go for distribution, but we saw groups of donors leaving messages of encouragement for the kids in their backpacks. That’s what this program is all about – showing our students that people in this community believe in their ability to achieve academic success.”
More information and updates about the Giving Tree program can be found on the Bright Futures Liberal Facebook page.