Hampton Opportunities Initiative donates books, funds to HCS
The Hampton Opportunities Initiative (HOI) once again supported Aberdeen Elementary School, Burbank Elementary School, and Smith Elementary School by hosting a Scholastic Book Fair on October 2 and 3, 2021, following their fellowship.
The event allowed Freedom Life Church members and others an opportunity to purchase books at the book fair and turn around and donate them to the three schools. Students were then given the donated book(s) to grow their home libraries, and the schools received the funds from the purchased books.
Books purchased at the fair, additional monetary contributions made that day, and scholastic dollars earned from book sales generated a total purchasing power of $24,616.39 to provide free books to students at Aberdeen, Burbank and Smith.
“Our goal is to assist the schools in every way we can to insure all the students can attain and exceed their reading levels … and the book fair will go a long way in making this a reality,” said Chuck Macri, HOI secretary and senior associate pastor of discipleship for Freedom Life Church.
For more information on the Hampton Opportunities Initiative please go to https://www.impacthptkids.org.