Jefferson Awards Service Event Supports Local Youth

Buckets of Love Project to Benefit Youth in Sussex County

Georgetown– The Jefferson Awards hosted a local community service event promoting this year’s LEAD360 winning project, Buckets of Love, on Wednesday, August 15th at Sussex Technical High School. Local Volunteers congregated in the cafeteria of the high school where they prepared 125 buckets filled with children's books, toys, activities and inspirational messages to bring joy to underserved (and deserving) children in the community. The "buckets of love" were then distributed to two youth-serving, organization recipients, First State Community Action Agency and Georgetown Boys & Girls girls club. Buckets of Love is the Jefferson Awards national winning project for this year’s LEAD360 Challenge and was created by two sisters, Reagan and Payton Garnsey, from Dover, Delaware. Their project serves to comfort children who are facing difficult times by providing them with a bucket full of toys, games, art supplies, healthy snacks and stuffed animals. To date, there have been over 1600 buckets donated nationally and over 600 locally in Delaware. The buckets packed at this event will be donated to the Georgetown Boys and Girls Club and First State Community Action Agency of Georgetown and both organizations will be on hand to receive their donations.

"Hearts Full of Love"

Sisters, Reagan and Payton Garnsey, the compassionate founders of the LEAD360 winning project, "Buckets of Love" pictured along Jefferson Awards interns Kaitlyn Adkins & Amy Craft from Sussex Technical High School

First State Community Action Agency is so appreciative of the compassionate and generous donations from the Buckets of Love Foundation. Additional thanks to the Jefferson Awards for your support in inspiring these young pioneers to generate this innovative project and heart-felt service. Buckets of Love has and will continue to touch the lives of many deserving children throughout the state and nation and First State is grateful for your thoughtfulness towards the youth we serve!

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