This year MSF supported school events in Georgia, Florida, and Louisiana. The foundation gave $600 to Barrow County Family Connections to help support their annual back to school event hosted in Winder, GA. Pine Manor United Way House in Fort Myers, FL received 50 book bags and $200 worth of school supplies. Lowery Elementary School in Donaldsonville, LA were sent 32 school uniform pants for boys and girls in sizes 10, 12, 14 & 16. The foundation is looking forward to providing onsite support for next year’s back to school events.
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2021 PADV Thanksgiving Event
MSF was honored to host another Thanksgiving event for Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV). This year, the foundation cooked turkey, broccoli casserole, cabbage, cornbread dressing and sweet potato soufflé for dessert along with drinks. A Vegan version of the menu was also included this year. Special thanks goes out to Elizabeth Ruc-House for making the sweet potato soufflé! MSF delivered 120 meals to both shelters.
The organization partnered again with Lantern’s Way (formerly Precious Purses of Power) to provide 50 bags of toiletries to the women. The bags contained soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chap stick, masks, deodorant, wash cloths, facial tissue, lotion and sanitary napkins as well as 2022 weekly planners and inspirational word puzzles from MSF. Kristin Love, Linda Bynum and Brittney Douglas founded Lantern’s Way to help guide battered women to the right resources. This includes leaving the abusive home to finding their own place.
To ensure everyone’s safety due to COVID the same protocol was used as the 2020 event. The meals and bags were dropped off. PADV advised the women and children were very excited and appreciative of the food and gifts. MSF looks forward to hopefully having a full event in 2022!
MSF 2021 Back to School Events
MSF is proud to have provided back to school assistance in Georgia, Louisiana, and Florida this year.
We were able to give Barrow County Connections in Schools in Winder 100 book bags.
Lowery Elementary in Donaldsonville received 10 girls’ and 10 boys’ uniforms to distribute to students in need.
50 book bags along with $180 in school supplies were donated to Pine Manor United Way House in Fort Myers.
Pine Manor was featured in a video from the School District of Lee County. In it, you can see some of the book bags MSF donated!!! Click on the following link to watch the video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5ITL0q_yYQ
2020 Christmas Families
Below are the families that MSF is supporting this year. Please reach out if you’d like to donate or have questions. Thanks in advance for your support!!!
2020 PADV Thanksgiving Event
Despite the ongoing pandemic, MSF was able to hold a modified version of its annual Thanksgiving event for Partners Against Domestic Violence (PADV) on Saturday November 14th. PADV’s pandemic guidelines prohibit gatherings at the shelter, but allows food and gift drop offs. The MSF team worked together to create 120 individually boxed dinners for the event! The menu included baked legs & thighs, vegetable medley (butternut squash, potatoes & sweet potatoes), sweet peas, cornbread muffins, assorted cookies and drinks.
Additionally, Kristin Rhodes, author of “Released”, provided 50 gift bags for the women that contained her book, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, chap stick, masks, deodorant, wash cloths, facial tissue, lotion and sanitary napkins as well as 2021 weekly planners and inspirational word puzzles from MSF.
As challenging as this year has been, MSF is thankful that we were able to serve women and children in need in the metro Atlanta community. We appreciate everyone’s support as we continue to make a positive impact on the world!
LA Back to School Event
MSF and Lowery Elementary (LOE) School’s 2020 back to school event was modified due to the pandemic. MSF shipped $200 worth of supplies to the school. Items included notebooks, binders, pencils, pencil erasers and an assortment of candies and chocolates. LOE’s counselor, Ashley Rogillio, advised the items will be used to stock the school’s Kickboard Store. The store is how the school positively reinforces and rewards good behavior. The students accrue points for good behavior and can buy items from the store with their hard-earned points.
MSF hopes all students and faculty have a safe and fun 20-21 school year!
GA & FL Back to School Events
Due to COVID 19, MSF and its partner organizations had to change up our back to school events. For Barrow County Family Connections, MSF donated $200. The organization plans on having a drive-through Back 2 School Bash on 8/1 from 10-12PM at Bethlehem Church. For more details, visit their website https://barrowfamilyconnection.org/
MSF usually partners with Pine Manor Communities in Fort Myers, FL for our Christmas events, but we had the pleasure of donating school supplies as well this year. MSF focused on school items that the students would need whether they would be learning at school or home. The foundation was able to provide $200 worth of supplies. Donated items included: binders, composition notebooks, dividers, rulers, spiral notebooks, loose leaf paper, crayons, folders, pencil sharpeners and scissors.
We hope all students have a safe, fun 20-21 school year!
In these difficult times it is our prayer that your hope remains.
Dear Lord, we ask that you intervene in these turbulent times that has affected the world. Lord comfort those who are mourning, give strength and peace to those who may be fearful, we ask that you bring physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial healing to all who are in need. Lord bring a swift end to this virus that has brought so much suffering and bring healing to all nations in Jesus’ name Amen!
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
MSF Support Staff