St. Christopher's in Perry began their Path To Shine program in February 2016. The children benefit from the love and support that greets them every Tuesday afternoon. Mentors include a retired teacher, a working mom, a retired naval lawyer, and other people willing to share a few hours each week, all with stories to tell the children.
Since Path To Shine began its journey at St. Christopher's, program volunteers have had to re-imagine their calling in order to face declining numbers. Leaders and volunteers decided to move their meeting day to Tuesday and they no longer meet at St. Christopher's, but serve through a nearby apartment complex with the local housing authority.
If you would like to get involved with this program, please contact Christine Hoskins
Donate a New Book to a Perry Program Participant
Many children in our programs have limited access to books. Please help us spread the love of reading and provide a few new books to a program participant. Through an organization called First Book, Path To Shine is able to purchase brand new books for program participants for pennies on the dollar. First Book prices range from 45 cents to $5 per book. Your donation of $5 will enable us to purchase at least one new book for a child in this program.