ACS Students Present AC Rescue Mission With Donation for Kitchen Renovation Gift Made Possible from Proceeds of Bowls of Hope Fundraiser
ACS high school students presented the Atlantic City Rescue Mission with a check for $1,120 on Wednesday, March 8 to help fund the Mission’s new kitchen renovation project. The donation was from the proceeds of the 4th ACS Bowls of Hope Soup-Tasting Benefit in February. The five students who presented the check were members of the Student Council that organized and volunteered at the Bowls of Hope — Rebekah Darragh, Mikayla D’Anna, Paige Hoover, Joanna Noto, and Tommy Taylor. Upper School Principal Susan Smith, Development Director Carole Karabashian, and Event Coordinator Jessica Martin accompanied the students on the visit.
AC Rescue Mission President Dan Brown accepted the check and thanked the students for supporting the Mission’s important ministry of meeting the needs of the homeless in this region. He said the mission typically serves 400-500 meals a day to the homeless and its kitchen has not been upgraded since it was first built in 1990. After the check presentation, John DeMario, the mission’s Associate Director of Resource Development, gave the students a tour of the facility including the kitchen, dining hall, and a new coffee house known as “Grounds for Hope.” While on their tour, the students also met and talked with two Atlantic Christian alumni who are on the staff of the Mission — Shelby Boggs (’12) and Dara Brown (’11), who oversees the kitchen’s operations.