The Peppeteer program was formed this year and is designed to help pre-K through grade 3 children develop
their academic, social and creative skills. Each week, volunteers plan diverse activities that support these
goals, including eating breakfast, reading and preparing lunch together. We also create arts & crafts, perform
learning skits, play games and participate in field trips. Our most recent field trip was to the Chicago Public library. Peppeteers were exposed to the library?s vast resources and their amazing children?s program which is
designed to inspire reading as a recreational pastime!
Reading is #1. Vince reads to the kids. Children learn to share and play together.
EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHTFULNESS AND YOUR PHILANTHROPIC SPIRIT AT THE SAME TIME!
PEP is offering a specially-designed package of five greeting cards and envelopes. All proceeds from the sale of these cards will be donated to Project Education Plus and their Peppeteer Program. Funding will be used to support:
- · Weekly meals
- · Art & craft supplies
- · School supplies
- · Special holiday meals & gifts
- · Integration with local school programs
- · Field trips and transportation
The cards were created during an arts & crafts project this summer and five images were selected from over twenty-five submissions:
- · A Bright Child?s Mind by Brian Brewer, age 3
- · Crazy Heart by Arial Moore, age 4
- · Midnight Pumpkin by Anyah Franklin, age 4
- · Raging Storm by Brian Brewer, age 3, and Lynette Smith
- · Waiting on You by Diamond Murry, age 9
who donated 100% of our card stock, printing and envelopes! Their generous gift enables
a significant proportion of your contribution to be used in direct funding to our programs.
You can learn more about them by visiting their website or contacting them:
We appreciate your generous donations as we’re currently developing our fall and winter programs!