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FWISD Celebrates National Volunteer Week

This week is all about volunteers.

The Fort Worth ISD joins the country in a celebration of service, hope and inspiration this National Volunteer Week, April 19-25.

In recent weeks since the District’s closure to prevent spread of COVID-19, volunteers, now more than ever, have been invaluable to the District’s mission of ensuring all students are not only cared for but prepared for college, career and community leadership. Volunteers have gone above and beyond in partnering with the District to provide students with ongoing support, nourishment and tools for academic success.

They have found safe ways, in adherence to the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to help others as society adjusts to the new normal. 

Churches in typical leadership fashion have stepped up to bring strength and passion to serving others. FWISD thanks the faith-based organizations helping to meet essential needs citywide. Special recognition goes to the following churches and their volunteers that are providing food and ongoing support to FWISD families facing severe challenges during the District closure: Doxology Bible Church, Broadway Baptist Church, University Christian Church, Tree of Life Church, First Christian Church, Southcliff Baptist Church, Christ Church Fort Worth, 7 City Church, Central Bible Church, Waves of Faith, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fellowship Church Fort Worth, Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, Altamesa Church of Christ, South Hills Christian Church, Celebration Community Church and Southside Church of Christ.

A special thank you goes to parent, civic and literacy organizations that have supported students and staff all year long, infusing hope and being a source of inspiration to all. Organizations like Read2Win, Reading Partners, Kid’s Hope, and the Rotary Club maintain a steady commitment to our schools.

Recently, Reading Partners donated more than 2,000 books to be distributed to students by Broadway Baptist Church volunteers at all 18 Fort Worth ISD Meals to Go sites.

FWISD also extends its gratitude to its partners, large corporations and small businesses making important, strategic investments in our schools and Fort Worth. Employees from these businesses not only volunteer their time and talents but the companies support the District financially. They include Dickie’s, Fidelity Investments, EECU, and many others.

National Volunteer Week, celebrated nationally since 1974, will soon come to an end, but our gratitude and appreciation for the work of volunteers in strengthening the community through education will remain.

-FWISD-

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