Pioneers Go Above and Beyond to Care for Children

At Lakewood Park Elementary School in Ft. Pierce, Florida, Pioneers are helping take care of children in need.

In this school, they encourage reading by having each student set a goal to read a certain number of books. At the end of the school year, those who have reached their goal earn an achievement award and a gift card.

Local Pioneers bought additional books and gift cards to encourage the children’s interest in reading by making it fun and rewarding. For many students, the books provided by the school library are the only ones they’ll ever read. But these Pioneers were only getting started.

While mentoring the children, they became aware that some students were going without food over the weekends. So they created “Grace Packs” – bags filled with healthy snacks and meals for the boys and girls to take home on Fridays.

The Pioneers also noticed there were students who desperately needed shoes, underclothes, and jackets. In response, the volunteers set up a clothes closet to provide new and “gently used” shoes and clothes.

By providing books, food, and clothing to the students, these Pioneers truly showed the importance of lending a helping hand in any way that they can.