United Way Teen Board & Communities in Schools Partner for Children’s Event in Oaklawn
Lincolnton, NC (L TOWN RADIO)
On Tuesday, June 11 members of the United Way Teen Board partnered with Communities in Schools to host an event for children in the Oaklawn community. Chad Scott, owner of Downtown Dairy Treats brought the ice cream truck and provided free treats for the kids. The children also worked on father’s day cards and crafts.
“It is an honor to work with the Oak Lawn Community, Communities in Schools and the United Way Teen Board, and a special blessing to work with the children,” said Kathy Vinzant, Executive Director for United Way of Lincoln County. “During our craft time, one young man made a father’s day card and explained that his dad passed away a year ago. He wanted to attach it to a balloon to let his dad know he was thinking of him. Wow, that touched my heart.”
The United Way Teen Board will continue to host monthly events for the Oaklawn Community. In July, the Lincoln County Library will bring their robotics program to Oaklawn.
They are always looking for additional community partners to participate as well. Any Lincoln County teenagers interested in joining the board or helping with their projects may contact them via their website (http://unitedwayoflincolncounty.org/Contact-Us) or Facebook page (facebook.com/unitedway.lincolncounty).
United Way of Lincoln County’s mission is to connects people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community characterized by stability, educational success, and healthy members of our community. We believe that everyone has a role in building a better future for all. We inspire bold goals, bring together broad coalitions, and make game-changing choices to accelerate progress in Lincoln County