The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) provides relief within our country and worldwide to those suffering from natural and human-made disasters. 100% of money given to designated causes goes directly to those causes.
Readers to Leaders
supports scholarships for children in Liberia and also Michigan Freedom Schools. Lisa Batten, Coordinator of Young Adult Initiatives for The Michigan Conference, says, “The CDF Freedom Schools enhance children’s motivation to read and help connect their families with resources in the community.” Freedom Schools offer cultural learning as well as reading and tutoring, two meals a day, and a book for each student to take home every week. Batten says, “Many children actually make gains in learning over the summer, rather than summer learning loss.” Ashnee Young adds, “The Freedom Schools offer a community-centered program which cultivates esteem and encourages diverse representation in learning and literature to help the children discover their best learning potential.”
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Memorial UMC uses these points to offset grocery costs for projects like Bay Area Campus Ministry meals and Hope at the Inn meals. We currently have 73,824 Elmer's points.