Backpacks and More

Backpacks and More is a community outreach program designed to assist low income families. The program just began this school year, and donations from church members have been made to a nearby elementary school. Donations have included, hand-knitted scarves, mittens and hats, kleenex, hand sanitizer, and gift card for shoes. We have also begun receiving donations for school supplies for our big finale before school starts in August 2012.

The program’s ultimate goal will culminate in a drawing for families in need to win a new backpack, a complete set of school supplies for the 2012-2013 school year and new children’s bible. These items will be picked up by the families at our church.

Since this is the program’s first year, the goal is to provide these to the first 100 families who respond.