Letter: Apple Tree Project a huge success
The Gloucester Department of Social Services would like to thank all the sponsors and other participants in this year’s very successful back-to-school Apple Tree Project for the current 2011-2012 academic year.
Through the collaboration of individuals, businesses and other organizations who generously donated items, 42 youth in the custody of the Department of Social Services in Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen and King William counties were provided with the necessary school supplies for their upcoming school year. These students ranged from pre-kindergarten through secondary education, with the majority of foster youth being elementary and high school students. The items provided included, but were not limited to, book bags (compliments of the Abingdon Ruritan Club), binders, notebook paper, pencils, pens, highlighters, crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue, rulers, composition books, folders, dividers, calculators and scissors.
On behalf of the children and the other participating Social Services departments, the Gloucester Department of Social Services would like to give a special thanks to the Apple Tree Project’s sponsors, which were Bill Hudgins Pontiac-GMC and Riverside Walter Reed Riverside Hospital, who have supported this project since its initiation many years ago. We would also like to thank individuals for their monetary donations supporting this project, with the largest contributors being Chesapeake Bank and the Gloucester Point Rotary Club. In addition, Newington Baptist Church and Wisteria Lane Antiques and Collectables gathered back-to-school items and delivered them to the agency, which was highly appreciated. The supplies were then sorted for distribution to each youth.
Through these combined efforts and contributions, this year’s Apple Tree Project was a huge success!
Gloucester Social Services