MONARCH — Some students at Monarch Elementary School got some new shoes recently courtesy of the Save The Children program.
Since its founding in the United Kingdom in 1919, Save the Children has worked to improve the lives of children around the world through better education, health care, and economic opportunities as well as providing emergency aid during wars, natural disasters, and other situations requiring such assistance. The organization is currently active in 120 countries around the globe, not only in the developing countries of the Third World, but also developed countries like the United States of America.
Among the recipients of its efforts has been the students at Monarch Elementary School. Over the years, Save the Children has provided schools supplies and other support to the school and its students.
That support includes providing footwear for the students. Earlier this year, Save the Children donated Toms shoes and Bombas socks to the school for its students.
Christy Latham, Program Director for the Save the Children/21st Century Program at MES, said that Save the Children makes such donations each year. She said that each student who has the permission of their parents to do so gets a pair of shoes from Save the Children.
Whether they live in Union County or in some other part of the world, children are a precious treasure and their success in life is the key to a better future, not only for them, but everyone. Enabling them to realize their potential and achieve that better world is what institutions from Monarch Elementary School to Save the Children are all about and why they need and deserve our support as they help support our children.
Students at Monarch Elementary School recently received a pair of Toms shoes and a pair of Bombas socks from Save the Children. The organization, which works to improve the lives of children worldwide, make an annual donation of footwear for students to the school in addition to the other support it provides. Picture with their new shoes are Anna Leigh Hart, Kamiya Gist, Marie Richardson, Anajiah Mayfield, Hayden Garner, Haley Lee, Kynlee Smith, Anija Grubbs, McKenzie Risher, Peyton Ivey, DJ Gregory, and Colin Edenfield.
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