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Cook County Caring Volunteers Group gives $5,000 to SOCK Program

CCCVG members present a $5,000 donation in the Cook County Board of Education Meeting room

CCCVG members present a $5,000 donation to the SOCK Program in the Cook County Board of Education Meeting room. The donation was announced prior to the start of the BOE meetings on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022.

The Cook County Caring Volunteers Group (CCCVG) started working back in June and July to start a fundraiser to help our SOCK Program and help with some of the school supplies for the Back-to-School Bookbag Giveaway. Members of this great group of volunteers are: Sharon Locklear, Brenda Moore, Scott Morris, C’reon Arnold, Mykel Seabrooks, Brandon Stephens, Tabais Newsome, and Isaiah Wallace.

The SOCK Program stands for “Saving Our Cook Kids.” Shari Breeden, who is the Cook County School System Social Worker, works with our counselors and parent-teacher coordinators on special situations that arise with our students who help with various needs.

There are give guys who have been instrumental for the past several years for the Back-to-School Bookbag giveaway for our Cook County School children. These guys are working all year long to bring this event together each year. The carnival-like activities took place at the Old Middle School at 310 MLK Jr. Drive. There were bounce houses, pony rides, haircuts for the kids, nails for the young ladies, and free hamburgers and hot dogs for the Cook County Children. Local banks set up tables and had free school items to add to their bags.

These young men who make up this group are: Mykel Seabrooks, Brandon Stephens, Tabais Newsome, and C’reon Arnold. They are responsible for giving away 500 bookbags filled with school supplies on July 30, 2022.

We were able to bring “The Harlem Legends” Basketball team to the Cook High Gymnasium on July 30th at 7:30 p.m. with the generous help and support of our community. The Harlem Legends entertained the crowed with great family fun. These businesses who donated to the fundraiser were listed in the August 17th issue of the Adel News Tribune.

The proceeds of this game and the sponsorship of 52 local businesses, churches, and individuals made it possible to give our SOCK Program $5,000. We had one anonymous donor who was gracious to donate an amount that would make the total donated an even $5,000.

What a wonderful Back-to-School Weekend once again in our Adel, Georgia community. Thank you all for being a part!

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