Hendricks Avenue Partnership Initiative is a faith based partnership between Southside United Methodist Church (SUMC) and Hendricks Avenue Elementary School (HAE) that seeks to address known academic, social and emotional needs of HAE students and their families. Our mission is to partner with our community to provide the resources and support necessary to empower our neighborhood students and families with dignity, academic and social enrichment.
HAPI House Boutique and Food Pantry
The HAPI House Boutique provides new and gently used clothing for both boys and girls. The Boutique also provides backpacks and school supplies. Additionally, the HAPI House maintains a fully stocked food pantry of non perishable items. The HAPI House is open by appointment only.
HAPI provides volunteer tutors to extended day students in grades kindergarten through third grade. HAPI volunteers are also in the kindergarten classrooms during center time. HAPI also sponsors after school activites for students in extended day with our partners Dance for Joy and Digital Music Academy.
HAPI provides a prayer partner for each faculty and staff member of HAE.
During the Christmas Season, members of our church and community come together to help Hendricks Avenue Elementary School students and their families have gifts and a meal at Christmas.
Back To School Drive
At the beginning of each school year members of our church and community sponsor Hendricks Avenue Elementary students in need by providing back packs, school supplies, and a back to school outfit.
Complete the volunteer application below and we will contact you shortly about how you can make a difference in the lives of HAE students.
Whatever your reason for donating and however you choose to make your donation, we are grateful for your support.
If you have any questions about our partnership, we would love the opportunity to share with you. Please email Christa Crapps, our HAPI staff liason, and she will be happy to answer your questions. Email Christa