On May 21, 2019, Pastor and Sandy Shorey joined Hilton Avenue Community Church member and Scholastic Book Fairs Representative Joni Richburg and her husband, Allen, to deliver 1850 books to Beauregard Elementary School! The students gathered at the front of the school to welcome us and say “Thanks!”
This outreach began as a searching question, “What can such a small congregation do for such a huge need?“
With God, all things are possible! We met the seemingly impossible goal of giving four books to each elementary school child for their summer reading.
God used one member’s connection to Scholastic Book Fairs, significant donations by our members, and labor by other members, along with an enthusiastic response from several Columbus area schools, to fulfill His purposes of reaching out to the kids at Beauregard.