Help Us Care for Migrant Children!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Rural Mission News | Comments Off on Help Us Care for Migrant Children!

Volunteers are needed to help care for the children of migrant workers with Rural Mission in Charleston and Colleton Counties.

The Rural Mission, through the East Coast Migrant Children Headstart Program, has cared for young migrant children for over 40 years. Donations, in-kind service and volunteers are very much needed to provide all that these children need. Your church, Sunday School class, youth group, UMW or other organization … or just yourself … can make a difference. Anyone sixteen years of age or older can volunteer.

The Rural Mission cares for the young preschool children of migrant and seasonal farm worker families working in agriculture in Charleston and Colleton Counties. Volunteers can help us to enrich the lives of these children whose families lead a very difficult and harsh life as migrant workers. These children are a delight to be with. Your time with these children will be an experience that will you will remember and enjoy.

Please contact the Rural Mission to ask about volunteering your time in caring for and playing with these children. We also ask for your help in providing help for their parents and older siblings by donating personal items or clothing. These items are always needed and very much appreciated by these families. Please ask about these needs.

Our Migrant Children Headstart Centers are located at:

  • 3429 Camp Care Road, Johns Island, SC 29457 ( the main Rural Mission offices). This center is open June through October.
  • St. James United Methodist Church, Main Road, Johns Island, SC. This center is open July and August.
  • Rural Mission Migrant Headstart Center, 14405 Belles Highway, Lodge, SC in Colleton County. This center is open June – October.

Please contact one of the following persons to volunteer or donate needed items:

  • Mattie Legare, Johns Island Migrant Headstart Program, 843- 768-1720 or
  • Angela Jenkins, Colleton Co. Migrant Headstart Program, 843-866-2051.
  • Both can be reached via Email at

One of our three year old classes at the playground at
Rural Mission Migrant Headstart at Camp Care Road, Johns Island.

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