The annual Lots of Toys for Tots program distributes brand new toys each December for all children up to the age of 13 years old.
Community Harvest Outreach, Inc. administers a scholarship program to help finance higher education for eligible students: the Annie P. Turner Scholarship.
Applications are reviewed by a selection committee in May and all applicants will be notified of the final decision by the end of the month. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of leadership, participation in school, community activities, academic achievement, and honors, statement of career and educational goals and recommendations. Finalist may be interviewed. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the recommendation of the College Scholarship Selection Committee and available funds.
Students should return the completed application, a current (or most recent) high school transcript and an essay to Community Harvest Outreach, Inc. College Scholarship Selection Committee on or before May 31, 2012. Applicants are also responsible for assuring references submit all necessary information by the deadline. The College Scholarship Committee will review all completed application packets.
All applicants must meet the following initial requirements to be considered for
• High school senior
• Minimum 3.0 GPA
• Plan to enroll in a two-or four-year College or university after high school.
• Candidates with substantial community involvement will be given preference.
Annie P. Turner Scholarship
This scholarship was established in honor of Annie P. Turner to encourage students to reach their full potential by enrolling in a full-time course of study at a two-or four-year College or University. One scholarship of $500 will be available for a maximum of one year.
The program will focus on providing at-risk youth with a comprehensive program working to improve their sense of self-worth, confidence and self-discipline and parental awareness.
The program provides mentoring, tutoring, and provide safe environments that allow healthy peer relationships. The program process will use recreational activities to motivate youth to successfully complete schoolwork and homework and encourage positive behavior and developing good character. Parental and family involvement is a strong component of the program, which will allow for that constructive, continuing interaction of parents and children.
The focus on teaching youth and teens to improve academic performance in school will thereby increase their opportunities beyond graduation. The program will stress changing lifestyles to incorporate caring, sharing and responsibility as fundamental goals.
Community Harvest Outreach understands the enormous problems and the consequences of wrong choices facing our youth and the community-at-large. Youth are tomorrow’s workforce, leaders and parents. The participants of the programs, the community and society as a whole will benefit.
Our goal is to reduce malnutrition in the most vulnerable: children and the elderly and to prevent illnesses due to improper clothing and lack of food.
The food and clothing program provides individuals who may not qualify for assistance through social services but nevertheless would be hungry without the distribution.
Our meals on wheels program provides hot meals daily to senior adults or persons with disabilities who live alone.
Regular distribution of clothing and coats in the winter months provided to individuals in need will prevent illnesses and keep the cost of medical care low as many disadvantaged individuals are uninsured and cannot afford medical treatment.
Food and clothing distribution occurs every Wednesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
TOYS FOR TOTS
The outreach program provides emergency assistance in paying utility bills, mortgages, and maintenance essentials for qualifying individuals as resources will allow.