Over the years, Chapel Hill has been actively supporting the children in Plainview in a number of ways. Colvin Elementary and Jardine Middle School welcome our volunteers to help tutor and mentor students by assisting in classrooms, tutoring children with their homework, or serving as a mentor by eating lunch with students. At the start of each school year, we celebrate Operation Backpack where we provide backpacks and school supplies to the children at Colvin and Jardine. Opportunities exist to contribute school supplies or monetary donations, help organize the supplies, and to help deliver the backpacks to the schools.
Each Christmas season, Chapel Hill has a Blessing Tree Program where we are given a list of children from Planeview whose only Christmas gift may be from Chapel Hill. In addition, we give each Jardine student a long sleeve shirt. Volunteers are needed to organize the event, be at the Blessing table each Sunday, purchase the gifts, and deliver gifts for the children.
At the end of each school year, Chapel Hill volunteers organize and play games with the children at Colvin, so their teachers are free to focus on end-of-year reports.