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Spring's a Comin' - Bagging up Winter - Connecting People

Updated: Mar 8

The Friday Finish – March 1, 2024

Spring’s A Comin’ - Sports and Seeds

March 1st marks the beginning of meteorological Spring and proofs of the season have popped up at Red Bird Christian School this week. Practice began for spring sports – softball, baseball and track – and Mrs. Melanie Adams shared on a Facebook post this week how the Culinary Arts Class of Red Bird STEAM is learning new skills:

Exciting News from our Culinary Arts /STEAM Lab! Students are working to cultivate their own windowsill herb gardens and strawberry plants! Not only are they honing their skills in the kitchen, but they're also diving into the world of sustainable, healthy eating.

In today's fast-paced world, knowing where our food comes from is more important than ever. That's why we're passionate about teaching our students the value of growing their own produce and connecting with nature's bounty.

But that's not all – our students are taking it a step further by making their own plant food through composting! By recycling old coffee grounds, egg shells, and vegetable and fruit peels, they're creating nutrient-rich compost to nourish their plants naturally.

Baggin’ Up Winter

The Red Bird Mission Community Store is ready for spring thanks to the last winter sale of the season. Over 500 bags of winter clothing were picked up this week by community residents to help make room for spring and summer clothing. Not only is warehouse space freed up, but the sales received can be used now for needed programs at Red Bird!

Connecting People and Partner Organizations

Connections are often the key to success, and Red Bird Mission Community Outreach is enriching lives of hundreds of people each month through connections. Community members come to Red Bird Mission daily for assistance with basic needs, and many organizations are now coming to Red Bird Mission with their services that are meeting needs. Here’s what happened this week.

  • God’s Pantry Food Bank, Lexington delivered nutritious food in bulk. Red Bird staff and volunteers packed that food into 204 boxes and distributed them to low income elderly and disabled persons.

  • Volunteers of America – Mid-States stationed a worker to provide information and encouragement regarding availability of their harm reduction services for our community.

  • Staff picked up fresh, perishable protein foods and vegetables from the London Distribution Center of God’s Pantry.

  • Kentucky Homeplace began a series of Chronic Disease Self-Management workshops at the DeWall Senior Center on the Red Bird Mission Beverly Campus.

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