30 children get a Fresh Start for school year
Hands Across Mathews and Mathews County Social Services joined forces on Aug. 13 to hold their annual Fresh Start Back to School Shopping Trip.
A total of 30 children were able to get clothing and other necessities for the coming academic year—25 were funded by Hands Across Mathews and five others were funded by the Mathews Family YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program. Each child was accompanied by an adult volunteer shopper to help them make their choices.
The $4,000 in Hands Across Mathews funding was made available by the William F. and Catharine Owens Foundation, the Central United Methodist Men, Kingston Episcopal Parish and other donations.