Memorial Gifts Honoring Walter Hodges Directly Benefit Hope-Hill Students
Walter Hodges, who died May 11, was a founder and passionate supporter of UUCA’s 25 year old Partner in Education Project at Hope-Hill Elementary School. For those who want to honor his commitment to children, Walter’s family has selected two excellent non-profits that are working with Hope-Hill kids and families this summer.
“Walt Hodges gave much of his time and energy during retirement to students at Hope-Hill, one of the economically poorest schools in Atlanta, which, sadly, sits two blocks from Martin Luther King’s childhood home,” said Beth Stevenson, chair of UUCA’s Promise the Children service and advocacy coordinating group.
“If you knew Walter, you know he would want those Hope-Hill children to benefit from his memorial gifts,” she said. “So Promise the Children is supporting Alicia Hodges and her family to focus contributions on two local, Hope-Hill neighborhood non-profits that will impact Hope-Hill Children and families immediately.”
Choice 1: Sponsor kids to Mental Fitness’ STEM Summer Camp – five weeks of robotics, physics, math projects and science experiments for Hope-Hill students. Contribute any amount, but as reference, $80 sends one child to science/math camp for one week; $400 for the summer.
Choice 2: Sponsor families in Boulevard Food Coop’s new (2nd) cohort of 30 Hope-Hill families learning to feed themselves with healthy food. Contribute any amount, but as reference, $20 sponsors one family for one month; $240 for a year.
Get details on both Programs, plus “how to donate” information… Sunday (6/7 and 6/14) at the Promise the Children social hall table, or online at https://promisethechildrenatuuca.wordpress.com . Or contact Promise the Children at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Walt Hodges memorial service will be Saturday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. at UUCA.