Handy Head Start to Lose Building (WAFF 48 News)
FLORENCE, AL (WAFF) - The Florence City School Board has decided to take back the building that was being used for Handy Head Start program. The decision means more than 200 children and their teachers are looking for a new school to call home.
Weatherization Day 2018
The Partnership celebrated Weatherization Day 2018 at the home of Dora Tucker of Decatur. A team of volunteers helped to complete the weatherization measures performed on Ms. Tucker's home by adding external renovations including landscaping, painting, and tree trimming. Huntsville's WAAY-31 was on site to capture the work and interview the homeowner.
The Decatur Daily is accepting contributions for Meals on Wheels this month. In 2017, $31,486 was donated by the public during the February campaign.
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[CRYSTAL VANDER WEIT/DECATUR DAILY]
May 19, 2017
Foster Grandparent Sharon Strickland of Falkville brings a heart for helping each day she serves the children at Falkville Elementary School. As a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Sharon knows she enjoys being around children and the Foster Grandparent Program at The Partnership provides a productive outlet for her to do just that. From helping kindergarteners learn the alphabet to guiding fourth-graders through math problems, Sharon gives her all to her foster children each and every day.
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Read Across America Finds Its Way to Guntersville
(Sand Mountain Reporter)
March 4, 2017
Guntersville staff Thania Driver and Ashley Crumbley welcomed more than 40 volunteer readers to Guntersville Head Start students for Read Across America week February 27th through March 3rd. Mayors of both Albertville and Guntersville as well as members of the local business communities took the time to stop by and share a book with the three- and four-year-olds to help promote literacy and a love of reading.
MOW&M Volunteers Relieve the Burden of Cooking with Daily Meal Delivery
February 28, 2017
Volunteers for the Partnership's Meals on Wheels & More program bring relief to many throughout Morgan County with a daily delivery of a hot meal, a smile and conversation. For 325 Meals on Wheels & More recipients, the delivery means they are able to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal without the burden of cooking and cleaning up. Recipients of MOW&M services are eligible through recommendations of their physicians based on their physical and mental abilities (or disabilities). For many, the weekday visits are the only contact with anyone else all day. Volunteers are able to monitor recipients' physical and mental health with their short visits and brief conversations and often report clients' needs for additional services, such as home repairs and lawn care.