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 continues its support of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri through their Buddy Pack program, which sends nutritional food home with more than 6,700 students every weekend.
Anderson Family Charitable Foundation
National Park Service
Announces New Program
President Obama announced a new initiative that encourages kids to explore our National Parks. EVERY KID IN A PARK offers U.S. 4th graders and their families free admission to more than 2,000 federally managed sites for 1 year. EDUCATORS - you can also get passes and download activities for your fourth-grade class.
Simply visit www.everykidinapark.gov and lets get
every kid in a park!
Note: Each pass has a unique code and can't be copied or shared. You must print the pass and have it with you for entry to the park. Electronic copies are not accepted.
College Ave. Mile
Crosses the Finish Line!
Event donates $30K to local charities
The John Anderson College Ave. Mile was once again a success with proceeds from the 1-mile race benefitting the Columbia Public Schools STEM programs and The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri's Buddy Pack Program. More than 300 runners turned out early Sunday morning to participate and enjoyed a beautiful, sunny day in Columbia. Visit our Facebook Page to view pictures from the event.
GREEN BAY PROGRAM GETS DONATION
A 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 difficult to hear your teacher over a grumbling stomach", said AFCF trustee Tamara Anderson, “A good diet is also an important part of learning.”
“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.
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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