*A Fayette Chamber Gift Card Drive*
During the season of giving, the chamber invites members and the community to join together to support Fayette County School students who are at risk and in need.
WHAT AM I DONATING?Gift cards in any amount or denomination from local stores. Monetary donations will also happily be accepted.
WHO DOES THE GREAT GIVE SUPPORT?
Children At Risk in Education (CARE) is an FCBOE student assistance-based program dedicated to reach out to students who need a helping hand. Each school in Fayette County has a CARE team comprised of administrators, counselors, staff and teachers who identify and address the needs of students in need of support. Donations to CARE provide non-traditional item needs to student identified by the CARE team as “at risk” or “in need.”
WHAT WILL MY GIFT CARD DONATION BE USED FOR?
All gift cards or monetary donations will be given directly to the CARE program. CARE leaders/volunteers will use those donations to purchase specifically identified items needed by students in the program (all ages and grade levels). Though some gift items may be purchased, the majority of the donations will be used to purchase non-traditional items such as shoes, socks, underwear, wellness supplies, toiletry items, groceries, clothing, school supplies. **NO gift card or monetary donation will be given directly to students or their families. All donations will be used by CARE volunteers to purchase CARE approved items.
WHEN AND WHERE DO I DROP OFF MY DONATION?
Gift cards or monetary donations will be collected at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce through Wednesday, December 11th – The Great Give Celebration Day. Karen Spangler, CARE program leader will speak about CARE at the December 11th B2B Luncheon and further explain the mission of the program and how donated gift cards will be used this holiday season. Items purchased by CARE will be distributed to students prior to the December 20th semester break.
WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?
Contact Jamie Knox 770-461-9983 or email jamie@FayetteChamber.org