Bartow Give a Kid a Chance 2018
IN 2008 Life Scout, Miles Terrell, introduced a national program, Give A Kid A Chance, as part of his Eagle Scout Project. Launched with the support of the Cartersville City and Bartow County school systems, Boy Scout Troop 25, and the Bridge United Methodist Church. Bartow Give A Kid A Chance is now one of the most successful programs sponsored by the Bartow Collaborative.
Last year we sent over 2,050 AT RISK children to school with new backpacks filled with school supplies, t-shirt, haircut, and the required health, dental, vision, and hearing screenings-all free of charge. This was made possible by the generous ($25,000) donations of local businesses, non-profits, churches, and school systems.
This yearly event requires 9 months of planning and preparation, 350 volunteers logging over 3,500 hours, and of course the thousands of families and children we serve. Because our volunteers work so tirelessly, we do not require a paid staff, enabling all donations to go directly to funding the program.
Our 2017 goal is 2,250 Bartow County Pre-K through high school aged children better prepared to start school in August; quite an answer to Miles’ hope and prayer that his Project would continue and grow.
Thank you, Miles!
Miles (up front), Trey, Dad-Terry, Mom-Kim, and Granny