Toy Drive Helps Parents at The Excel Center

December 22, 2015 |

 

Vanessa Rodgers (CEO, Get Your Life, Inc.) and Tacara Morris (Excel Center Student) with gifts from toy drive

Vanessa Rodgers (CEO, Get Your Life, Inc.) and Tacara Morris (Excel Center Student) with gifts from toy drive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Memphis, Tenn. December 22, 2015. Children with parents who attend The Excel Center and utilize the program’s drop-in child care center received toys for the holiday from Get Your Life, Inc. and Quince Church of Christ. To be eligible, the adult students had to be enrolled for two consecutive 8 week terms.

CEO of Get Your Life, Inc., Vanessa Rodgers was moved to organize the toy drive after touring The Excel Center and seeing the children in the drop-in center. “These parents are taking big steps to change their lives. We wanted to help the children since the students are working hard in school.” The non-profit organization has an office in the Quince Church of Christ located at 6384 Quince Road. Evangelist Nokomas Rodgers and his congregation were donors of more than 100 toys, four bikes, clothes and much more. The non-profit and church frequently collaborate on efforts like this for the community.

The Excel Center is a tuition-free charter school for Shelby County adults 18 and older to earn a high school diploma. The unique program is modeled after Indianapolis, Indiana and addresses barriers to completing a high school diploma including child care, transportation and support services.

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For additional information, contact:

Shawna Engel

VP, Resource Development

6895 Stage Road

Memphis, TN 38133

901-323-6221, Ext. 115

Cell: 901-282-8790

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