The school year may be coming to an end, but Interfaith’s annual Apple Tree Project is in full swing. The Apple Tree Project provides a backpack, a set of grade-appropriate school supplies, clothing and shoes to economically disadvantaged children in Denton ISD. The ultimate goal of this project is to not simply give supplies to students, but to provide a launching pad for their educational success and start them off on a competitive level with their peers.
Students that start the school year off with the supplies they need will be more prepared to face the educational challenges before them. Additionally, easing the financial burden families face at the beginning of every school year encourages their financial stability. Students that stay in school and families who are financially stable will help us build a stronger and more stable community as a whole.
Interfaith relies heavily on individual contributions to help support this project. Several businesses in the community serve as host sites where community members can “adopt” an apple that represents an Apple Tree child that they can purchase clothing for. Monetary donations are accepted as well and can be dropped off at Interfaith’s office: 1109 N. Elm St. or mailed to P.O. Box 1744 Denton, TX 76202. For more information, please call Interfaith Ministries of Denton, Inc. at 940-566-5927.
Families seeking help from the Apple Tree Project can sign up at Interfaith’s two remaining registrations, which will take place on Saturday June 7th and 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the DISD Admin Building located at 1307 N. Locust St., or schedule an appointment with Interfaith at 940-565-5479.