Donor With Big Heart Offers $25,000 Buy A Box Challenge
An anonymous donor has once again challenged the community to join together to support the United Way’s Weekend Snackpack Program, which feeds 900 school-age children in need every weekend during the school year throughout Anderson County.
Wednesday, February 13th, the United Way will host its 4rd annual “Buy A Box” Day. What’s in a box? A box, which cost $40, holds 8 Weekend Snackpacks that will feed 8 children over the weekend so that they can return to school ready to learn.
For every dollar raised through the “Buy A Box” Campaign, the donor will match it with another dollar up to $25,000. This means, $25,000 donated by others, turns into $50,000 to help feed our children.
The Weekend Snackpack program provides a bag of food every Friday to children in need to bridge the weekend meal gap -- when school lunch and breakfast programs are not available. Teachers, nurses, and school counselors identify the children who are at greatest risk of missing meals during weekends. These children often have little or nothing to eat at home, and return to school on Monday hungry, tired, and ill-prepared to learn. The effort has been made possible through a partnership among the United Way of Anderson County, faith-community, all five area school districts, Golden Harvest and a variety of other organizations and volunteers who help pack and deliver the Snackpacks.
To Buy a Box (or more) you can go to www.unitedwaybuyabox.org or mail your donation to United Way of Anderson County, P.O. Box 2067, Anderson, SC 29622. For more information contact Liz Brock with the United Way of Anderson County at 864-226-3438 ext. 110.