Sunshine in Chattanooga
In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father."Matthew 5:16
I commend them for doing this and pouring out of their pockets and their time, and missing work because they believe in what we're doing here at the Beth."Brian Allen, Director of Youth & Family Development
After spending time in the classroom with the teachers and students, the Sunshine Girls took the kids outside and planted fruits and vegetables for the spring.
They also taught the children about nutrition.
Left: Antonio gardening with the sunshine girls.
Right: T'isha showing off her hands after working hard in the garden!
Not only did the children benefit from the Sunshine Girls' visit, but so did the ladies who volunteered.
"I hate that they left," Ms. Appleberry, the first through third grade teacher at The Beth said. "They were so ready to be here- they wanted to be here."
Ms. Appleberry's comment reflects the sentiment of all the teachers in The Bethlehem Center's "Read to Lead" After-School Program.
When the Sunshine Girls left on Friday, they left behind a collage to celebrate their friendship with their new friends and family in Alton Park.
Pictured: A mural the Bethlehem Center kids helped the Sunshine Girls make, using their hands.
The children in South Chattanooga need intentional investments not only from the Sunshine Girls, but also from you. Your time allows them to have healthy interactions with new people, and your gifts allow us to offer programs and activities that we couldn't do without you.
Call Brian Allen at (423) 266-1384 x.5, and register to volunteer today.