In August 2016 we went to support McKinley Elementary School! During their annual Family Fun/Back to School Picnic (a school supply and free clothing give-a-way), the Big Reach Center of Hope provided a hot dog roast complete with lots of sides, drinks, and encouragement! We cooked over 250 hot dogs that afternoon. View the Family Fun Day online newspaper article here!

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Also in August of 2016 we provided 50 snack bags to YSU for their iPals project that welcomes international students to Youngstown.  Read more about the iPal program here: http://www.thejambar.com/ipals-creating-bonds-between-students-from-around-the-world/             YSU thanked us by putting the Big Reach logo on all of the YSU iPal t-shirts this fall! We are hopeful this project made an impact on the lives of international students in our community.