The 20th annual H.O.M.E. program spring tea fundraiser will honor child care scholarship recipients on Tuesday, May 15, in a celebration that will include live music, tea, and baked goods.
“We honor child care scholarship recipients from the past year and raise funds so that we are able to continue offering the child care scholarships in the future,” said Candace Martin, program coordinator for Women’s and Gender Studies.
This year, the H.O.M.E. program – which stands for “Helping Ourselves Means Education” – is especially focused on raising awareness.
“A lot of community members, even students who are parents, haven’t heard of the H.O.M.E program,” said Martin. “The child care scholarship recipients are always extremely grateful and it’s important that we are able to offer them this support. I think if the community was more aware of that, they would be really excited about this event and want to be involved with the program.”
Volunteers can become involved with the event in various ways, such as serving tea or donating a baked good. The tea will take place on Tuesday, May 15, from 2-4 p.m. in Monroe Hall Room 205.
“I know that students already have a lot on their plates, and being able to help students who are parenting and have even more obligations has been very rewarding,” said Martin.The H.O.M.E. program awards four to six scholarships each year. For those interested in applying for this year’s child care scholarship, students can contact Lisa Logan at email@example.com; applications are due May 20.