Collister UMC enjoys a wonderful partnership with neighborhood school Taft Elementary. Our team works closely with Principal Tim Lowe and the coordinator of Taft’s Community School component to organize support and encouragement for the school’s students, families and teachers. On Sundays we continue to collect Box Tops for Education, as well as cleaning products for their Community Schools Resource Room.
Each staff member is prayed for and receives notes from someone at Collister UMC. We also raise fund to surprise the staff every-once-in-a-while with treats and coffee from Slow River Coffee Truck! Contact Bob and Jeri Fink for more information: email@example.com
The mentor program at Taft is very strong and provides a way for adults to build friendships with individual students during school time. For more information contact Katie Wynkoop: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEANING PRODUCTS ONGOING DRIVE
Taft Elementary school is also a Boise Schools Community School, which means they provide resources not just to the students and families of Taft, but also to the whole surrounding neighborhood! Most of the resources are covered by other groups, but they have a continual need for cleaning products such as dish soap, laundry soap, paper towels and all-purpose cleaners. Collister UMC is on it! Bring supplies to worship on Sundays as we help stock our neighborhood school with the needed items!
These fun classes are held for Taft students during lunchtime and are a way to teach a fun skill, craft or game! Contact Jenny Willison Hirst to see how you can get involved in sewing classes, yoga, cooking classes, as well as develop ideas you might have! email@example.com
Collister UMC developed Turning Pages in cooperation with Taft Elementary and other faith organizations and schools in Boise. This YouTube series features Boise community leaders sharing their favorite books with elementary-school-aged children.
While Boise schools remain closed to in-person instruction, Collister UMC is hosting the Idaho Office for Refugees’ in-person tutoring program. If you’re interested in volunteering or participating in the program, please contact Christina Bruce-Bennion at firstname.lastname@example.org.