Monday, June 9, 2014

Cross Timbers Students Collect Change to Make a Difference

The students of Cross Timbers Intermediate School opened their hearts and their piggy banks to collect funds for the Common Ground Network’s Feeds the Kids for Summer campaign.

Students competed in “Penny Wars” to see who could gather the largest donation for the community program that supplies over 10,000 meals for Mansfield children in need.

Susan Luttrell, a representative for Common Ground Network, visited the school on June 5 to accept a check from the Cross Timbers Student Council students (pictured above). After a week of donating coins, the students presented a generous donation of $1,096.19!

The Feed the Kids for Summer program is able to feed one child for about five dollars per week, which means the funds provided by Cross Timbers will assist over 200 kids for an entire week! If you are interested in donating cash or food, please contact the Common Ground Network at 817.240.3509 or send funds to P.O. Box 1049, Mansfield, Texas 76063. Mark donations for Feed the Kids for Summer.

The organization is also looking for volunteers to assist with bagging food and unloading trucks. Contact volunteer coordinator Bob Woodland at kuka4bw@aol.com or Phil Stover jphilstover@gmail.com.

Check out the Common Ground Network website for full details.