Children First Academy can use our help in the food and clothing rooms! Sylvia has an old storage shed full of donations that need to be cleared out, inventoried, sorted, and shelved. We'll be working outside for the morning moving boxes between the storage shed and the building, and then helping organize the clothing room.
Volunteers need to be able to lift atleast 20lb boxes. There will be a couple of heavy ones (~50lbs) so if there are some super strong folks out there, we could use your help! This'll be the first of (hopefully) of a reaccuring event to lend some extra hands.
The Children First Academy, established in 2008, consist of two schools in the metropolitan Phoenix area of Arizona (one in Tempe and the other in Phoenix) serving and educating some 500 homeless and underprivileged K-8 students. All of the students are eaither homeless (68%) or live below the poverty line (100%). The purpose of the schools is to provide a high quality education for these children by doing two things. First, reduce and eliminate the barriers and obstacles that interfere with the education of each child. Second, provide an educational curriculum that brings each child's performance at lease up to their proper grade level. The schools address the physical, mental and emotional barriers and obstacles to education by providing many on-site services (medical, dental, counseling), material items (clothing, food, hygiene items, availability of showers, washers & dryers) and unique adaptations to normally mundane services (flexible bus routes that can change daily based on frequent moving of children's families).