Congratulations to our Parkade Running Club for completing the 2014 Blue Ridge 5K. For the 3rd consecutive year, the group also received the trophy for most participants!
WAY TO GO!
Books, Books for Everyone!
Books continue to be a priority for The AFCF and funds have again been provided to the Green Bay Area Public Schools to help fund book fairs in all 14 of the district's Title 1 elementary schools.
Students in all grades (K-6) were able to get one free book at the fair with the help of the AFCF.
The project put books in the hands of an amazing 5,000 young readers. Purchase bonuses also allowed teachers to get extra books for their classrooms.
Back to Back Backpacks
The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation continuees its support of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri for a third straight year. A $20,000 donation was made at Parkade Elementary school to assist the Buddy Pack program, which sends nutritional food home with more than 6,700 students every weekend.
John Anderson College Ave. Mile Runs Again!
Charity event returns to Columbia, MO
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Roger Bannister did it…so can you! Run a mile, that is. Even if it takes you longer than 4 minutes, your pace is our pace.
Join us for the John Anderson College Ave. Mile at 9 o’clock Sunday morning, September 21st 2014 in Columbia, MO. ESPN SportsCenter anchor John Anderson returns to host this unique fundraiser benefitting the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation with proceeds dedicated to underserved school-age children in the Columbia, Missouri area.
The event is sanctioned and the one-mile course certified by USA Track & Field. The race will feature flights for fast runners (expected times of less than 5:30 for men and 6:00 for women) fun runners and families. Races begin at 9:00 am.
Despite torrential rain and thunderstorms during this event last fall, more than 400 runners came out and raised $30,000 to benefit the Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri as well as the Columbia Public Schools.
“We were cursed with terrible weather last year but blessed with a wonderful and enthusiastic field of runners,” said Anderson, “This year we’re looking for more sunshine, more people on College Avenue and more money for kids in Columbia.”
Runners (walkers are welcome too) can register for the race in two ways: online at www.ultramaxsports.com/collegeave or by downloading the registration form from that website and mailing it to: Ultramax Sports - 2902 Forum Blvd. Suite 101, Columbia, MO 65203.
Green Bay Food Program Gets
A $10,000 donation from the Anderson Family Charitable Foundation (AFCF) will once again help feed kids throughout the coming school year at Jefferson Elementary School in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
The Jefferson/Ben’s Wish Food Program allows underserved students to fill their backpacks with food every Friday and over holiday breaks.
“It’s has to be awfully hard to listen to a teacher over a grumbling stomach, said AFCF trustee Tamara Anderson, “eating is vitally important to learning.”
The Food Program at Jefferson is the first of its kind in the Green Bay Area Public Schools and began with a gift from the AFCF in January 2012.
“We have many families at Jefferson who get the majority of their food from pantries, said school Principal Allison Granquist, “and the kids were so excited to have fruit and healthy food items of their own to eat on weekends.”
Ben’s Wish is a charity in memory of Ben Delain and dedicated to feeding those in need. Ben died in an ATV accident at age eleven and is especially remembered for a special act of kindness – giving an apple to a homeless man.
Donation check was presented to Peter & Becky Delain of Ben's Wish
by Karen Collins on behalf of AFCF.
The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation (AFCF) was formed in 2009 by John and Tamara Anderson with the purpose of providing assistance to underserved elementary school-aged children in the public school system and their families. It is our belief that a quality public school education can be the catalyst to a bright and prosperous future for ALL children. The AFCF strives to provide assistance where needed to ensure that all children are comfortable at school and have the tools to thrive in that environment.
The Anderson Family Charitable Foundation has provided more than $260,000 to help underserved children in the public schools. We thank you for your support!
We proudly support the Buddy Pack Program of The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.
The AFCF supports the McKinney-Vento Homeless Program which provides free school supplies to students in the Green Bay Area Public School system.
“A hungry stomach cannot hear.” ~ Jean de La Fontaine
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