Last August we (that includes many of you) gave over 375 backpacks filled with grade and gender specific school supplies to students from Kindergarten to their Senior year. What a great project to give students the confidence to begin their new grade with all the right tools!
Even better – this project begins a conversation!
“Thank you for the supplies for my daughter” leads to “what are other ways that we can support her with her school work?” [We have STEM!] Or “How can we encourage her with a relationship with Jesus?” [We have TxT Time!] Or “What is she doing this summer?” [We are going on field trips!]
Passing along a generous gift of school supplies and a new backpack invites families into an “almost every weekday relationship”. And over 2, 3, 5, 10 years – that changes lives – that brings hope – that transforms communities.
Ask your church how you can be included in this great project – ask your workplace how you can team together to give to 1 or 2 students OR just email me and I will give you the list and it is off to the store! Just buying a large backpack helps too!
June – Families are signing up
July – Churches, Businesses and Individuals are receiving lists
July 22nd – Everyone returns their filled backpacks to Marion Cares.
August 3-4 – Backpacks are given out to the families!
Click on “CONNECT WITH US” to get involved!