Luther Memorial Lutheran Church
600 Prices Fork Rd. Blacksburg, VA 24060
"A Reconciling in Christ Congregation"
We are a caring and compassionate community, growing as Christ's disciples. Dedicated to worship, study and prayer, we address social concerns, both locally and globally, and welcome people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
Worship Services at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:45 a.m.
CHANGE FOR CHANGE FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER
VICCC - Christmas Outreach 2015
Christmas Outreach will support tuition assistance for families who have children attending Valley Interfaith Child Care Center (VICCC). The goal of VICCC is to provide high quality affordable, education and nurturing, care for young children (ages 0 to 5) of income eligible working families in the New River Valley. The mission of VICCC is to provide support for the low income working population of the New River Valley as they strive to become more self-sufficient. Did you know that in the New River Valley alone, 1 in every 5 children lives in poverty? Out of 46 childcare centers in the area only VICCC provides care exclusively to low-income children. With the average cost of non-subsidized childcare reaching over $700 per child per month, a low income family’s average income of $1200 simply does not allow for a non-subsidized child care center. More than just a childcare, VICCC provides a tailored educational curriculum for the children.
Last year we were able to provide about $160 to 25 VICCC families to help with the cost of their child care. You may remember that last year some recipients provided a thank you note and a picture of their child (children) which were posted on the Christmas Tree. I feel our assistance was essential to help working families provide for their children. We plan on continuing this gift to provide tuition assistance to designated families this Christmas. We also plan on providing cookies and a book for each child at the center. We will kick off the fundraising at the congregational dinner on November 22nd. We will take donations through Sunday December 13thth. If you would also like to provide cookies, those need to be delivered to the church on the 13th of December so we can put them in individual bags for each child.