Avoca Students Inspired by Literature
Avoca students provide donations to help students and families in BTCS.
Posted on 11/23/2019
Avoca Students Learn the Power of One

Avoca Elementary School fifth graders took a recent literary experience to heart with their efforts to make a difference in the lives of other students and families in Bristol. Following reading “Frindle” by Andrew Clements, a book that demonstrates the widespread impact that just one person can have, the fifth graders created a service project to collect personal care items, such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste and toothbrushes for the Bristol Tennessee City Schools (BTCS) Community Resource Center.

On Friday, November 22, approximately 64 students delivered their donations to the BTCS Community Resource Center. The visit also included a tour of the CRC so students could learn about the other services provided to families and how their donations will be used.

The Community Resource Center, which is located in a facility donated by Burke, Powers & Harty Insurance Co., is a caring place BTCS families can go for assistance in meeting their basic needs. Examples of the types of assistance offered at the Community Resource Center include the following: resource packet with contacts to local agencies willing to assist with financial, housing, and insurance issues; seasonal family clothing and shoes; non-perishable food; personal hygiene items; school supplies; cleaning supplies and laundry detergent; and holiday assistance. Referrals are taken from BTCS staff members and community agencies. Parents and guardians of BTCS students may also contact the Community Resource Center at (423) 652-9251 to set-up an appointment to discuss needs.

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