Sugarland Elementary & Community
We have been in partnership with Sugarland Elementary for many years. Our outreach in this community has evolved and continues to adjust as the Sugarland ES Administration and the community identify opportunities. Riverside helps with packing food for Backpack Buddies, providing food for students over school breaks, after school programs, evening Middle School and High School Youth Groups at Sugarland ES, Work Days at the Elementary school and hosting a Children’s Summer Camp Sonrise.
Back Pack Ministry
This ministry meets bi-weekly on Thursday’s at Sugarland Elementary packing backpacks with food. This is an easy way to support our local community. Generally requires 1 hour of time and you don’t need to attend Riverside to get involved. Adults, High School Students and local service organizations are welcome. Sign up here!
Afternoon Adventure is a free after school program that Riverside runs for Sugarland Elementary Students in the Fall and Spring. It is a great way for students to experience an after school program. We host games, crafts, snack and other fun activities. During December we host a Christmas party with all of the trimmings. For more information on how you can get involved contact Office@Riversidechurch.com.
Riverside purchases food for the Sugarland Elementary Backpack Buddies during Christmas and Easter season. We pack groceries for about 200 families, and deliver them to Sugarland Elementary to help these families during the school breaks. The cost to provide one meal a day for a student for a week is approximately $35. On Line Donation
Workdays at Sugarland Elementary
Before the school year begins, sometimes extra projects arise that need help. Riverside organizes teams of volunteers to help ready the school for the up coming year. It might involve painting, yard work, cleaning to name a few. In 2015 the Sugarland Homeowners Association received a grant and planted trees throughout the community. Riverside was invited to help. If you are interested in volunteering in a workday project let us know. Office@Riversidechurch.com
Riverside hosts a FREE Children’s Bible Camp at Sugarland Elementary. This allows us to reach a broader community of people. It allows Children to participate who would not have an opportunity to attend a Summer Camp, or MIddle and High School Students the opportunity to volunteer and serve in their community. We host a live band, skit team, games, crafts and a brief message. We have over 300 children and 150 volunteers daily. This camp requires planning and many months of preparation. If this something you would like to be apart of on a small or large scale let us know. Office@RiversideChurch.com
Lunch for the Soul
Join us on Wednesdays at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Herndon, VA. We cook and prepare a hot meal for the day laborer community, followed by worship and bible study. Opportunities include, grocery shopping, prepping food, cooking, driving, setting up and cleaning up. If you are bi-lingual with English and Spanish that is helpful but not necessary. To sign up!