Horizons Savannah Held Virtual 8th Annual Grab a Bag for Kids

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to COVID concerns, Horizons Savannah moved the eighth annual Grab a Bag for Kids event virtual. The live and silent purse auction allowed guests to bid online for designer handbags, vacation experiences and more.

Proceeds from Grab a Bag for Kids benefit students who need community support more than ever. Extended school closures to in-person learning are widening the achievement gap for under-resourced students. To help close the gap, Horizons Savannah has shifted its efforts to distributing laptops, iPads and providing Wi-Fi access to students to ensure connection to virtual learning.

Horizons also provided virtual programming to keep youth engaged in learning throughout the summer. This school year, the program has continued during after-school hours with the addition of free tutoring. Horizons has also provided back-to-school supplies and over 1,000 books for at-home libraries.

Among the auction items that were available at the Grab a Bag for Kids event was an incredible getaway package valued at over $5,000 from Montage Palmetto Bluff.

For more information, visit: https://savcds.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/GrabaBagforKids2020/tabid/1184026/Default.aspx

Horizons is a transformational, community-centered program proven to close the opportunity and achievement gap for low-income children. We believe all children, regardless of income, should have the opportunity to realize their potential. Students begin their Horizons journey in kindergarten and return year after year, through high school, to our summer and school-year programs. It is a long-term and deep engagement with students who come to us with a broad range of academic ability. Given this opportunity, Horizons students thrive. For more information, visit horizonssavannah.org or call 961-8854.