St. Luke's Receives Check
WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
JACKSON, Tenn.- A local Jackson church received thousands of dollars to be used for their preschool.
A $30,000 grant was left to St. Luke's Episcopal Church by the Meridith family. The money will be used to buy supplies for children that attend the "Hands Up" preschool. "Hands Up" takes 3 to 4 -year-old children who come from under served populations in Jackson.
Church leaders said "Hands Up" aims to get children ready for school.
"Of course you can never start to soon with kids teaching them social skills as well as the skills that they will need to learn to read and to function in our community," said Tommy Rhoads of Hands Up Preschool. "We really do consider this a blessing this is the school's first year of operation and the outreach from the community has been really magnificent. "
This is the first year for Hands Up Preschool. The school has an enrollment of more than 30 children.