Each year we participate in the Back to School Fair by providing backpacks for the children (this is school supplies –see the item of the month for the list; not kidzpacks–which are sent home on Fridays for children who don’t have food for the weekend). This is a great opportunity for you to take your children or grandchildren to the store and shop for those less fortunate than you.
Here’s the recent report we’ve received from our volunteer coordinator for this ministry. “We have 58 empty backpacks and nearly enough supplies to fill them. We have 15 filled backpacks with what I’m guessing is the proper supplies, still need to go through and check them. Our goal is 85. Last year we had 120 and the year before that we had 105.
The fair is Saturday, August 4. I will pack the bags August 2 and deliver then August 3.”
We are anticipating more children at the fair this year so we’d like to add 25 or 30 more bags. In other words, we are just over half way there. We need all the backpacks and supplies before August 2nd. Please drop your donations off at the doors or in the foyer at the Serve Station.
Thank you for caring for people in our community!!!