CLARY MIDDLE SCHOOL INITIATIVES

We believe we can bring hope to Clary by feeding students in need, mentoring, and supporting their music arts program. We have made contact with the new incoming Principal of Clary and have started coordinating our efforts with the social worker there. Applications have been filed with the national organization Blessings in a Backpack: www.blessingsinabackpack.org as well as Sysco which is a national food distributor that partners with them to provide the food.


Kristen Cuthbert and Dennis Murphy attended the Mayors proclamation that October is officially "Blessings in a Backpack week" in the City of Syracuse.

NEXT STEPS. WAYS TO PARTICIPATE!

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

The school is selecting 50 students to participate in the program. (We may add more in future years)

BACKPACK ASSEMBLERS

Every Wednesday, from 12-12:30pm at 4600 Enders Rd, we will need a team to assemble the food into bags.

BACKPACK DRIVERS

Every Friday, from 11:30a-12:15pm, we will deliver the packed bags to Clary to be distributed to the participating children. We will need drivers on a rotating basis.

DONATE

Please donate your treasure as well as your time and talent. Be sure to specify "Clary Middle School" as your specific donation. We need to be partially funded in order to proceed. ($3,600)

CONTACT & QUESTIONS?
Dennis Murphy is the coordinator for Blessings in a Backpack at Clary. Want to find out more about how you can help feed students over the weekend through Blessings in a Backpack? click here. or email dennis.murphy@easternhills.org

ONE ON ONE MENTORING

EHBC can provide mentors willing to commit to a minimum of 30 minutes a week to come alongside a student to encourage and support them. That could mean bringing in lunch, tutoring, or just being a fan. This truly depends on the child and what is needed. Volunteers should start by filling out the volunteer application and the background check forms that are required by the School District.

Willing to be a mentor? click here so we can follow up with you.
The volunteer application needs to be completed online.
The
background check needs to printed out, notarized and mailed in. 
Contact Nate Peña: nate@passdarock.org

SPRING MUSICAL SUPPORT

Eastern Hills can come alongside Becca in running and attending the performances. Nate's wife, Becca Pena, teaches music at Clary. Here is how she describes our volunteer opportunity:  "We are looking for people who want to show support in a meaningful way to our students by simply coming to their performances and packing the house! I would love to see EACH of our performers receive flowers and a personal note about their performance. It would be awesome to have a group of people who could organize and put on a cast party; we would also love to have people sponsor show t-shirts for our students. We can also use people to help with advertising and promotion. These are tangible ways that our students can feel recognized and supported for all of their hard work and talent, and it is a great way to show them that they have value and are loved!"

Contact Becca Peña to get involved: blynnepena@gmail.com OR get more info

CLARY THEATER IMPROVEMENT

We believe there is an opportunity to do a physical improvement project in Clary’s auditorium to enhance their musical production.

Contact Becca Peña to get involved: blynnepena@gmail.com OR get more info

Looking forward to seeing how God will add to the Eastern Hills story!

Kyle

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