Providing school clothes and school supplies for needy Belton children.
Project Apple Tree is in its ninth year of serving the children of our community. Again this year the opportunity is available to provide a complete outfit of new clothing (includes a pair of jeans, shirt, package of underwear, package of socks, and a pair of sport shoes) along with appropriate grade-level school supplies for economically challenged children, in grades prekindergarten through high school seniors, who will attend Belton schools.
In addition, each child receives a dental kit with toothbrush and toothpaste, a personal care kit with shampoo, bar of soap and washcloth, and the opportunity for a professional haircut. Free immunizations will also be available during Distribution Day.
Attached to each clothing bag is a personalized Bible verse and parents are offered a booklet about Jesus for their child.
Applications for Apple Tree assistance are accepted at Helping Hands Ministry at 1009 W Ave. D, Belton. During business hours (Monday – Tuesday 10a.m.-4p.m. Thursday 12-6p.m.). To qualify, the family must reside within the Belton school district and meet program protocols. It is anticipated that more children will participate this year in Project Apple Tree than last year’s 1314.
Individuals are needed to sponsor children by selecting red and yellow Apple tags in the Worship Center foyer and then purchase clothing and school supplies. *Donated monies will be used to purchase clothing and school supplies for children who are not sponsored. Apple tags are available on Sundays beginning July 13 before and after worship services or by contacting the church office.
Volunteer workers are currently needed each morning (Monday – Thursday 9a.m. – 12p.m.). Professional hairstylists are also needed to give free haircuts. On Distribution Day, August 18, more that 200 Volunteers will be needed. Call Jeannette Kelley at 254.718.4514 for more information.
*Checks can be made to First Baptist church and labeled Apple Tree.