Sheneika Smith, UWABC Volunteer Engagement Director, and Audrey Blackburn, UWABC volunteer engagement manager, brought two hand wagons full of art supplies and snacks. These supplies were for the Asheville Chamber of Commerce to pack into Art kits and snack-care packages for the students and families who benefit from the services of the Buncombe County Migrant Education Program(BCS Migrant Education Program). All art supplies, snacks, and packaging were purchased by UWABC, in partnership with BCS Migrant Education Program for this specific volunteer event.
Before the packing festivities began, however, there was the much-needed explanation of why it was so vital that the Chamber of Commerce took time to volunteer with UWABC in this way. To help give context to the volunteer activity, Katrina Fabbro, coordinator of the BCS Migrant Education Program joined Smith and Blackburn.
“The free program assists migratory farm working students in achieving academic success,” said Fabbro, “We provide a homeplace to connect the family to community services, school supplies, and information regarding the child's progress in school.