The Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty Task Force contacted the office of the State Superintendent of Education to assist in identifying schools to receive these funds. The office identified three schools based on their reading scores, state and federal priority lists, and amount of state and federal funding they currently received. Three schools were contacted that they had been selected to receive $7665.28 to be used for books and their media centers. The principals were speechless when told of the gift. Each school is nestled in rural South Carolina with 98% of the children on free and reduced lunches.
In November, 2015, Bishop Jonathan Holston, resident Bishop of South Carolina, Rev. Kathy James, Director of Connectional Ministries, Mrs. Martha F. Thompson, Pan-Methodist Liason for Children in Poverty, and Mr. Matt Brodie, Director of Communications for the South Carolina Annual Conference delivered the checks……….maybe, just maybe it was a God-size dream that had come true.
Martha F. Thompson, South Carolina, Campaign Liaison