Do you want to come play with me? Grant

In less than a decade, MEF – with the help of generous local donors – has granted over $25,000! The first 2015-16 recipient is (drumroll, please)…

Christy Owens, Kindergarten Teacher from Mt. Vernon, will receive $750.00 for her project, “Do you want to come play with me?” for installation of a playground Buddy Bench to develop camaraderie and inclusion during recess to teach children how to become caring, considerate citizens. Congrats, Christy!

boys on bench

 This picture of Noah and Luke was taken at our morning meeting where we shared the great news about our buddy bench and practiced asking a new friend to play with us.