Cornerstone Kids, Inc.
• Cornerstone Kids, Inc. Annual Book Give-Away was held in March with Jennifer Frances of "Jenn the Book Bus" as the special guest storyteller. The children received at least 5 free new books to take home courtesy of Jenn the Book Bus and First Book Marketplace Book Program.
• The Youth Ministry of St. John's Episcopal Church enjoyed spending a fun-filled Friday afternoon with the Cornerstone Kids in April. The children colored Easter eggs and enjoyed other inside and outside activities together. Also, many delicious homemade goodies were prepared for the children to eat. Thanks to Leland Baldwin and her team, the children had a ball!
• "Teens in Action" were four volunteers from Plant High School who partnered with Feeding America Tampa Bay to teach nutrition facts and exercises to the children every Tuesday from February through June. Also a healthy meal or snack was prepared by the volunteers for the children to eat each week.
• "Glazer Children's Museum Fieldtrip" the children experienced the fun and excitement of the children's museum in May courtesy of Bank of America.
• "Vacation Bible School" (VBS) All Cornerstone Kids enjoyed a wonderful, memorable week of VBS with the children of St. John's Episcopal Church. (6/11-6/14) Leland Baldwin and her team were awesome. The children are still talking about it.
• Cornerstone Kids, Inc. Summer Enrichment Program was fun and exciting with fieldtrips to MOSI, USA Skates, Chuck E Cheese's, and a Water Day on site. Travelers Mentors tutored the children in grades K-2nd in Reading for 6 weeks.
• Thanksgiving Bag Distribution and Dinner was held on November 17th.
Each family received a bag of food and a turkey for Thanksgiving. Donations were provided by the Board of Directors.
• Cornerstone Kids Christmas Party/Gift Distribution was held on December 15th. Each child received gifts and a pair of shoes for Christmas through the generosity of many wonderful donors.
• Many thanks to St. John's Outreach Committee for the $4,000 grant that was awarded to the program in May and the recent funds of $550.00 awarded in December.