Partnership with Sugarland Elementary and 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.
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. Visit our Sign Up Genius to volunteer.
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 us.
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 $40. On Line Donation
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. Contact us
Share Christmas allows you to take Christ’s love into our local community. Impacting a child or their entire family. How does this happen? For the last 5 years we have worked with Sugarland Elementary Administration to identify families and we:
- Adopt 100 families
- Fill 100 shoe boxes for elementary ages students with fun/practical items.
- Provide food for 200 students/families over the Christmas break (This is Feed a Student)
- Provide a Christmas Eve meal and worship for the Lunch for the Soul community.
If you are interested in adopting a family, filling a shoe box, helping with feeding students over Christmas break or a Christmas eve meal, please contact us.