The senior adults of Asbury participate in projects during the year, a few of which are shown below.
In January and February of each year, the Senior Adults collect funds to purchase vegetable seeds for 220 families in the Cookson Hills area of Sequoyah County, Oklahoma. The seeds are given to these families to grow beautiful gardens and produce nourishing food. This project also helps the families to be self-supporting. Senior adults volunteer their time to solicit funds, package the seeds and place labels on the sacks. This is a very worthy project.
"If I didn't raise that garden, we wouldn't eat." - Cookson Hills Seed Recipient
For one week in June, the senior adults team up with Asbury's local missions ministry to provide volunteers and resources for Project Transformation, a summer literacy camp for under-served elementary age children in Oklahoma. Our volunteers help children with reading and other skills. It is a great way to make a positive impact on these precious children. Please consider giving a few hours of your time to teach, listen and encourage.
Walt Whitman Elementary School
Each year, the senior adults buy items needed to refill 25 emergency medical backpacks that are used in Walt Whitman Elementary classrooms. The senior adults also supply the school with juice for their snow cone machine, which the senior adults purchased and donated to the school. The school staff uses the snow cones for rewards for their students.