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Program lets Church of Christ show love to public school

Russ King is church life minister at Donelson Church of Christ, which recently won a Bravo Award from the PENCIL Foundation for its partnership with McGavock Elementary School, where it gives material assistance, tutoring and more. (Photo by Larry McCormack, The Tennessean, via www.tennessean.com)

The Tennessean reports:

Russ King grew up in Donelson Church of Christ. He went to kindergarten there and now works as the church life minister.
King is once again seeing his faith and education mesh in one of the church’s most recent projects as a PENCIL partner with McGavock Elementary School — a partnership successful enough to earn it the organization’s Bravo Award for its contributions. The PENCIL Foundation is a nonprofit that connects volunteers and organizations with the Metro Nashville schools they can help.
King said the best part about working with the children is the smiles. “It’s so fun to me when I walk into school, and see the kids waving and smiling and saying, ‘Hi Mr. Russ!’ There’s nothing like helping a child,” he said.

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  • Feedback
    Does anyone know of similar programs in smaller communities (>50,000)? I know that there’s the need for such organization in urban, large-city settings, but there’s the need for such things in smaller communities as well.
    Barry Wiseman
    May, 29 2012

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