May/June 2018
We're back!
You haven't heard from us in a while, but rest assured that our efforts to fight poverty in our community have never ceased.

We have refreshed our communication plans and processes so we can bring you regular news again. Thank you to our many past and current donors and champions. Please take a moment to read some brief updates and reconnect with Thrive!
Thrive! 101
What does it actually mean to fight poverty through building skills and relationships?

First, a vocabulary lesson: Leaders are those working to leave poverty behind, and Allies are community volunteers. 

After a series of classes, Leaders are matched with Allies. These teams then walk together for 18 months. We love seeing this cycle work and then begin all over again with new Leaders and Allies! We need to expand our list of Allies, so please consider joining us or sharing information with friends who may be able to help.
Reading and pancakes: You can help!
  • Reading is a vital family-strengthening activity, and it's also crucial to the academic success of students. We are currently serving 26 children from birth through age 11, and we want to provide books for them! Donate to our FirstBook fundraiser or bring gently used children's books, and we'll gladly give them a new home.

  • Everyone loves a big breakfast on Saturday morning! Join us for a pancake feed at Applebee's on Saturday, June 2 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. Tickets are $8 and are available in advance (see below) or at the door. See you there!

Read more on the Thrive! Blog or email to purchase tickets or donate books.