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Continuing the Legacy: Backpack Buddies from Christmas to Spring

At Transylvania County Schools Education Foundation (TCSEF), our commitment to supporting our students extends throughout the year. As we enjoy the blossoms of spring and reflect on our past community collaborations, we are excited to share a look back at one of our most heartwarming initiatives from last Christmas and to introduce our latest efforts from Spring Break 2024.

Last December, with the support of Grace Brevard Church, Food Lion, and our compassionate community, we organized a significant event as part of our Backpack Buddy program. Over 45 volunteers came together to pack more than 300 nutritious meal packages, ensuring that our students had access to healthy food during the Christmas break. This initiative not only filled backpacks but also hearts, with each package sending a message of care and community support.

To give you a closer look at this wonderful initiative, we captured the dedication and spirit of our volunteers in a video during the December event. Watching it, you can feel the warmth and commitment that each volunteer brought to the table.

Spring break time for Transylvania County Schools means that its time fr another round of BackPack Buddies.

Building on this success, we continued our mission this Spring Break, expanding our efforts to reach even more students. This April, we successfully distributed 400 meal packages across the district, thanks to the sustained support of our community and new partnerships that have joined our cause.

This ongoing success is not just a testament to the generosity of our community but also a call to action. Each season brings new challenges and opportunities to support our students, and every small contribution adds up to significant impact.

To learn more about how you can support future Backpack Buddies events or to see the direct impact of your contributions, please visit tcsef.org. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of our students, providing them not just with meals, but with the encouragement and support they need to thrive.

Let’s keep this spirit of community and care thriving throughout the year. Your engagement and support help turn our collective vision into an ongoing reality.