Spaces to Learn – A project of The Village Community Ministries

This information was sent via email was sent to Villagers on October 6th at 5:15pm.

Hi Villagers,
I’ll try to keep this short.

The why

COVID-19 has affected a lot of families, especially children who are now learning remotely.  Yet, many families do not have a learning space set up in their homes and providing one can cost over $200 per child (cost of a desk, bookshelf, headphones, and a desk lamp).  We launched a project called Spaces to Learn to help families during this unprecedented time.

The what

For the next two and half weeks, we will be running a donation drive to collect items  for the children of the Single Mom Scholars of Interfaith Community Services. So far, 15 moms have requested close to 200 items for 22 children. More requests are expected to come throughout the week. We are collecting home office items such as desks, bookshelves, desk lamps, headphones, etc. We are also taking financial donations to purchase any items that are not fulfilled by October 23rd. 

The how

  • Please take some time to view the website at
  • You can sign up to donate items and view an Amazon Wishlist that shows the types of things we are collecting by clicking on the “Get Involved” link or click here.
  • We will also need volunteers to help with Collection Day on October 22nd and 23rd.
  • In the next few days, we will send out a flyer and social media graphic if you would like to help spread the word. I have attached the press release to this email.

Thank you

Spaces to Learn is a project of The Village Community Ministries 501(c)(3). A huge thank you to all those who have helped in the brainstorming process over the last several weeks. Thank you to Steve Yeakley for creating a beautiful website and branding the project and to Amanda Markwardt and Betsy Crawford for their help!
Feel free to contact Jessica or email [email protected] with questions or comments.  
My sincerest thanks,
Jessica Dennes
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  1. With such a talented team, this nonprofit is destined to make a lasting impact.

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