Thanksgiving Food Drive

Micah House Kids Give to Others for Thanksgiving

11/24/2011 – Children from the Micah House programs in Redlands recently had a Thanksgiving food drive for a family in need.

The children and their families brought in enough food to fill the backs of two cars. The donated food was given to a Micah House family with a son who has had severe medical problems for the past three years.

Dianna Lawson, a Micah House program coordinator, said the family was touched and thankful.

“We wanted to teach our Micah House kids from both programs to learn the joy of giving and sharing with others,” Lawson said.

“What a joy it’s been this last week to daily have these wonderful kids learn about giving to others, and see them bring in bags of food for this family.”

Micah House is a free after-school program with two sites in north Redlands offering tutoring and spiritual, emotional and social support for children and youth from first through 12th grade.

Lawson is program coordinator for the site at 611 Chapel St., and Myra Meharry is coordinator at 1006 Oxford Drive.

Activities include homework help, classroom-style tutoring, arts, crafts, bicycle restoration, gardening and sports. There is also a computer lab.

Micah House is a program of Trinity Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

The program recently received a San Bernardino County Education medal of Honor in the volunteer in action/service group category.

SOURCE: Micah House
Redlands Daily Facts
Posted: 11/24/2011 06:15:23 AM PST


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