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April 21, 2010


Operation Shoestring's After School Program


We are wide-open at Operation Shoestring right now and looking for even more Puckett Serves volunteers for the after school program! We currently have 10 of our employees participating in this program and have immediate openings for more. If you've been thinking about participating, right now is a great time to get started. Just listen to what a few of our volunteers have to say about this exciting program:

Carol McCracken
When I first met the 11 year old girl that I am working with, she was sitting separate from all the other kids. She would not communicate or interact with anyone. In fact, when she would speak to answer a question, it was so quiet that I had to put my ear close to her and ask her to repeat herself. When I left her this week, she had four kids around her asking her questions and she was talking to them in a regular tone of voice.  It is amazing to see her change so much in just 4 short weeks! I love Operation Shoestring, and am so grateful to have this opportunity!!

Mike Coleman
I'm working with an eight year-old second grader named Lavonte. He is a joy to be around and I look forward to seeing him tomorrow. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to help these kids.

Chad Windham
My time at Operation Shoestring has been very rewarding. I am working with a young man in the second grade who is doing well in all subjects but Math. In just the first two hours I spent with him I could see an improvement in his subtraction skills. The center is very organized and had a detailed plan for how I should spend my time with the child. I can already tell that just giving this child 2 hours of my time each week will make a difference in his life.

George Whitfield
It is a learning experience. As I get to know the different children (and adults too) I realize while their upbringing and family circumstances are usually quite different from mine and they are each unique, that their wants, needs, and desires are much the same as mine. Everyone is created by God and is loved by Him as much as He loves me. They are very worthy of my time and whatever help I can give.

Mandy May
I had an amazing experience at Operation Shoestring yesterday. I am working with a sweet little 1st grader named Kaila that is starving for some one-on-one attention. The excitement on her face when I praised her for a job well done and even after we read together was absolutely priceless. For someone that was a bit intimidated about the first visit, I left there uplifted and anxiously looking forward to our next time together. It was definitely a wonderful experience for the both of us. Thank you so much for providing me with this opportunity.

Have you been thinking about volunteering? There's no better time than right now! Get started today. Hit the Puckett Serves volunteer button right here to contact John Chesney for more information!



Supplies Drive for Stewpot Community Services

We're collecting supplies for Stewpot Community Services here in Jackson. Please bring your donated items to one of our drop boxes located in the warehouses at PMC Jackson and Puckett Rents in Richland. We hope to deliver these within the next couple of weeks.

Here are the items Stewpot needs most right now:

Canned meats and vegetables, such as turnip greens, spinach, squash, tomatoes, fruit, flour, sugar, and cornmeal. (Stewpot can use either the small or commercial-size cans.)

Clothing is always helpful. In particular right now, Stewpot needs diapers (all sizes) and children's and adult underwear. Note: Remember that with all used clothing donated, please make sure everything you bring is wearable and in good condition.

Detergent, detergent, detergent! Stewpot can use all the laundry detergent they can get.


Want more information about becoming a Puckett Serves volunteer? Hit the Puckett Serves button below to contact John Chesney today!


Our Mission:

The mission of Puckett Serves is to be the hands and feet of God by using our God-given talents and blessings to serve those in need. In doing so, we will spread the Good News of Christ with those who do not yet believe.