Whether in school or virtual learning, these kids need new shoes

Whether in school or virtual learning, these kids need new shoes

Throughout Appalachia, it not uncommon, in fact, it’s more likely the norm, that children show up for school wearing worn out, hand-me-down shoes, often with more “hole” than “soul,” or even worse, arriving for class wearing nothing but flip-flops on the coldest days...
Flash Drives for Young Minds in Beattyville, Kentucky

Flash Drives for Young Minds in Beattyville, Kentucky

For many Appalachian parents, being able to support the educational efforts of their children can be challenging. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic continuing to plague the communities you help us serve, the topic that is on most parents’ minds is what...
Gardening Programs Must Go On Despite Pandemic

Gardening Programs Must Go On Despite Pandemic

Despite the concern about the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, people in Appalachia still have to eat — particularly healthy foods such as vegetables and fruits they are able to grow in their own backyard or neighborhood community gardens. Among our newest partners...