Community Outreach/Giving Gators
Antioch Elementary is proud to announce their Community Outreach Program called Giving Gators. It is always important to teach our children the joy of helping others without the expectation of receiving something in return. Giving Gators does just that. Please consider volunteering for this great program, we are always looking for more volunteers. Please contact Amy Hodgin (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information. Here are just a few of the activities and events that the Giving Gators Committee sponsors each year.
Antioch is proud to partner with local charity Bright Blessings for a community service event at their Giving Village in Matthews. This event is an opportunity for students to participate in hands-on activities that directly benefit children in our community. For more information about Bright Blessings please visit their website at www.brightblessingsusa.org
Food For Families
Founded by Antioch's very own Mrs. Rogers, Food For Families is a non-profit organization that supplies food bags for students in Union County on the weekends. There is no cost to the recipient, and each child that goes to a Union County School can receive a bag. The food is usually given out on Fridays at school and goes in the child’s book bag. Each year Antioch holds a food drive and Community Service Day in support of FFF.
If you would like to help pack food bags on Tuesday nights in FFF’s warehouse please contact Renee Rogers at email@example.com.
If you would like for your child to RECEIVE a food bag each week please click here. This information is confidential. You can talk with your child’s guidance counselor if you have any questions or if you need a food bag anytime during the year. Food for Families’ goal is to have NO HUNGRY CHILDREN IN UNION COUNTY!
Go to FoodforFamiliesNC.org for more information. Thank you for helping us feed local children!!!!
Gators Giving Grits (or Oatmeal)
Antioch Families can continue to help Food for Families feed UCPS students on the weekend. Your child can place boxed (10 pack only) grits or oatmeal in the Food for Families container at the front of the school throughout the year. This will go directly to Union County students.
During October Antioch holds a "Pink Out" event in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Students are encouraged to wear pink on the day of the event and can pay to have their hair sprayed pink. All money raised is donated to a local breast cancer support charity. The 2017 Pink Out raised $750 for Carolina Breast Friends!