We are pleased to inform you that all schools will close for SPRING BREAK from APRIL 9-13TH. Students will return to classes on Monday, April 16th.
The year has gone by so quickly and I have appreciated the individual time and attention you have given to the children, contributions of equipment and books, delicious home cooked meals, and your very generous monetary donations during our campaign.
We were extremely happy to welcome several new volunteers this year; and now our hearts are filled with sadness to say “goodbye” to wonderful friends like Jerri & Larry Meisner and Cathy & Tom Alexander who will be moving away.
We wish you and your loved ones a blessed and peace-filled Easter!
Rosalyn Browne, Director
Charlesetta Sterling, Assistant
Sarah Johnson, Bus Driver
Book Donations & Readers Needed
Would you like to support us during Read Across America with a book donation during the month of March for the personal library of one of the children of Thumbs Up?
New books may be dropped off at Thumbs Up, mailed to 914 Hamar St., Beaufort, SC 29902 or a donation of $10 per book mailed in. Preferred grade levels: K-5.
Any volunteers who would like to be a classroom reader at one of our elementary schools on MARCH 2nd may call or email Thumbs Up by Feb. 27th: firstname.lastname@example.org; (843) 379-8882.
Get involved! NEA’s Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2 -- Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too! Incorporate these guides and activities to celebrate reading with young people.
For printables and activity ideas, visit:http://www.seussville.com/Edu…/educatorReadAcrossAmerica.php
On March 2nd and 4th, Thumbs Up will partner with the Lowcountry Pi Beta Phi Alumni Sorority of Beaufort to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on Read Across America Week. Volunteers will provide activities, snacks and, of course, donate books to every child.
The DIC Membership Committee will host a “Get Involved!” Expo on Tuesday, February 27, in the Carolina Ballroom from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The Expo will be an opportunity for Dataw residents to visit booths for dozens of island clubs and local volunteer organizations to become informed about their activities and meet members in an informal atmosphere. As you know, there are many new resident members of Dataw; and this will be an opportunity for them to become well informed about the many choices available to them to volunteer their time and talents. It is also a chance for our long-term resident members to discover something new to join.
Participating organizations will have a table in the Carolina Ballroom where materials can be displayed and your representative(s) can be available to greet residents and answer questions.
Obviously, there is no charge to clubs to participate, and there is no charge for residents to attend.
Dataw Membership Committee
Join in at THUMBS UP CHILDREN’S CENTER on March 24, 2018, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for a Clean-Up Day!
This will be the ninth year CSUMC members will come together as an entire congregation to send volunteers of all ages to serve non-profit organizations and individuals in need within Beaufort County. Additional details and volunteer registration forms available on their Facebook page: facebook.com/csumcbeaufort/. In the meantime, please mark your calendar and plan to be a part of this very important mission.
Adjusted Hours for Thumbs Up
Attention parents and volunteers: due to mechanical problems with the bus, Thumbs Up will be closed on FEB. 6th – 8th.
Year End Thumbs Up Wrap Up
December has been a short, but busy month. We are grateful! Thank you to all who gave to our 2017 Giving Day & Annual Appeal (ending Dec. 31st) ; as well as to those who attended the December Benefit Car Show at Habersham. The children and several parents were also invited to attend a Christmas musical program and dinner this past Friday at Wesley United Methodist Church of Beaufort (thank you Mr. Alick Lewis & friends). Blessings continue each year when George & Linda Jones share the Christmas spirit by donating turkey food baskets to all Thumbs Up families.
Let’s not forget the wonderful congregation at St. Peter’s Catholic Church of Beaufort who showered the children with bag loads of Christmas gifts from their Angel Tree to make the season brighter. We also have lots of love for the Callawassie tutors who donated the gift that never stops giving—BOOKS FOR EVERY CHILD! Thank you to the good folks at the new Lady’s Island Walmart that donated more than 600 individual school supplies to the Thumbs Up children on Saturday! We plan to share with CAPA friends and our students’ schools. It’s all good … and isn’t that why we are here?
Thumbs Up will be open on Dec. 18-19th, last day, but no tutors will be expected to attend.
Thank you and have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year!
We're hosting a Secret Santa event for our Thumbs Up kids. Please consider helping celebrate the season with a donation of a wrapped gift valued under $20. We currently are shopping for boys and girls ages 6-13. Need ideas? Call or email us. Gift cards are also welcomed. Please drop off your gift before 12/14 at 914 Hamar Street, Beaufort.
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How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
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