FOOD, CLOTHING &
The GEF Cares is a division of the Greenwood Education Foundation. This goal of this program is to provide food, clothing, and mental health support to individuals and families in our community. The number of Greenwood families who go without meals, clothes, housing and other necessities is staggering and the COVID pandemic has only exacerbated an already huge issue in our community. GEF Cares will offer periodic drive-thru food pantries, clothing closets and eventually mental health vouchers, but what will make it truly special is the "shopping" environment. While all of this might not happen at once, it is our goal to make all of these services available as soon as possible. Any contribution you can make to the creation and success of the Care & Compassion Initiative would be greatly appreciated!
GRAB N' GO
On November 13th, 2021, GEF partnered with Great Harvest Food Pantry to host a drive thru-food distribution day. Our efforts helps provide free boxes of food to 93 families in our community; that is roughly 350 individuals. In addition, we served 36 families with babies passing out a total of 1,803 diapers and 6,691 baby wipes!
The next Grab n' Go Community Food Day will be held on Nov. 12th, 2022 at the Greenwood High School.
These efforts are made possible by donations provided to the GEF Care & Compassion Initiative. Please consider making a monetary donation to support future drive-thru pantries for the Greenwood community!
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The Greenwood Education Foundation will be holding a "Woodmen Winter Warm-Up" in preparation for the winter season. We are currently collecting items that will help keep our students warm. Items that we are accepting at this time are coats to fit children and young adults, hats, ear muffs, gloves, mittens, scarfs, adult sweatshirts & children's underwear. Donations can be dropped off at the Greenwood High School Homecoming football game Friday, September 24, 2021. Additional drop off locations are available throughout the community until October 1st. These locations include Greenwood Christian Church, Grace Assembly of God, and First Baptist Church of Greenwood.
Monetary donations can also be made using the DONATE BUTTON. We greatly appreciate your support as we come together as a community to help keep our students warm this winter!
COATS, CUTS, & COOKIES
GEF wants to ensure that all kids are able to stay warm this winter. The GEF Cares team hosts an event each Fall and distribute the coats that were collected during the Woodmen Winter Warm-Up campaign. Stylists and barbers are also on site to offer kids free haircuts!
These efforts are made thanks to the generosity of Milto Cleaners, Nomad Barbershop, and other independent hair stylists who volunteer their time.
To learn how you can be a part of this event, please contact Tiffany Woods at GEFteachercommunication@gmail.com