“Read to Achieve” Books

In support of students in the seven Steele Creek area elementary schools, Steele Creek at Pleasant Hill, McClintock,  Mt. Olive and Central Steele Creek Presbyterian Churches joined together to provide several reading books to each of 404 children.   These books were given to rising 2nd, 3rd , and 4th grade students who will participate in the “Read to Achieve” summer program to strengthen their reading ability.   The principals, teachers and staff at the seven elementary schools are very appreciative of our support .   One literacy facilitator wrote:  “Thank you so much for supporting our school. The book bags were beautiful and our students absolutely loved receiving them! ″

Thank you to the many volunteers from Central who participated in organizing the books by grade level, assembling the book bags, and delivering them to the schools.  

Please contact Jeanne Smith for more information on how you can help. Email or call 704-588-1665.


Dare to Care

August thru June—provide a weekend’s worth of food every weekend for elementary school students who have been identified as high risk for hunger.




Cookies for Kairos

March and November—provide seventy dozen or more fresh cookies for inmates as part of a weekend retreat to help them grow in their faith. http://www.kairosnc.org/



Loaves & Fishes

Loaves & Fishes is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nondenominational organization, founded and operated by local religious congregations and community organizations. It grew out of an effort in 1975 at Holy Comforter Episcopal Church to respond to the growing hunger problem in Mecklenburg County North Carolina and continues to expand to meet that need. http://www.loavesandfishes.org.