The Presbyterian Home for Children gave Valentine’s Day gifts to students at elementary schools in Wilcox and Marengo counties on Thursday, February 10, 2022, in partnership with Mentoring in New Dimensions nonprofit.
The Home and M.I.N.D. gave out 100 gifts to students in Pre-K through third grades at F.S. Ervin in Pine Hill and in the lower grades at Marengo High in Dixon Mills.
M.I.N.D. Director and founder Brooks Thomas attended Ervin as a child and said bringing gifts and pizzas there was like “coming home.” The pizzas were made at Leona’s Kitchen.
“I like giving back to my home school and working with Principal Wiggins,” Thomas said.
Ervin Principal Wiggins thanked Thomas and the Home for the gifts, saying any help is appreciated by the school and community and they look forward to working more with M.I.N.D. and the Home.
“Thank you all for everything you do for our students,” said Wiggins, who has been at Ervin for 20 years and is from Camden.
The Presbyterian Home for Children, which has partnered with M.I.N.D. for over a year, sent representatives Jennifer Braxton, development director, and Carl Martin, Manager of Development and Donor Relations, as well as Cindy Fisher, communication director, and Devon Gray, communication manager. The Home works with M.I.N.D. as part of its efforts to reach children and youth in Wilcox and Marengo counties located in the heart of the Black Belt in central Alabama.