Poverty is the single greatest threat to children’s well-being. Most parents have jobs, but low wages and unstable employment leave families struggling to make ends meet. Fifty-two percent of the population at SJMS (460 students) are considered low socioeconomically. Currently 35 students are also residents of The Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in Collin County.
For students to be successful, they need to belong as a vital member of their school. You can provide opportunities for students to participate in school activities such as athletics and college readiness programs. Last year your contributions provided for many needs; you gave them an opportunity to join their school community. Let’s not let their academic lives and experiences be defined by their circumstances!
Trinity Presbyterian Church supports this school because every one of God’s children deserves opportunities. Opportunities like learning to play an instrument or attend school in weather-appropriate clothing. With your financial donations, TPC can continue to help fill those gaps for students in need. We can each make a difference in their lives!
For more details about volunteering, please see Ro Chase at the Missions Table in Eva Joplin Hall between services until 11am each Sunday in February. Please make your check payable to TPC with ‘SJMS’ in the memo line. To donate online, please select “Adopt-a- School.”