Dream Bigger Event Raises A Whopping $88,000

first_img2000 Food Baskets Being Prepared, Police Add 3rd school To 2017 Disney World TripOrganizers of the 2nd annual Dream Bigger Weekend are happy to announce the 3 day event brought in $44,000 in donations and food sales. The amount will be matched by Larry Bennett, owner of Bennett Motors and Audubon Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep.The combined total of $88,000 will be split evenly between Media Ministries food basket program and the Evansville Police Department/ Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office Disney World trip for EVSC studentsMedia Ministries will be providing 1,000 food baskets this Thanksgiving and again at Christmas for area families. Over 50 food items will be included in each basket. The baskets will be handed out at 20 EVSC schools, The Dream Center, and by local law enforcement.Due to the success of the event, The Evansville Police Department and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office have added McGary Middle School to their 2017 Disney trip. Students from McGary will join students from Cedar Hall and Glenwood on a 5 day trip to Orlando. Approximately 50 students will be chaperoned by several law enforcement officers and teachers.With the addition of McGary Middle School, the program is now reaching out to kids in 3 of the 5 EVSC school districts. The continued growth of the program will allow law enforcement to increase its outreach to area youth.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more