Kidz Backpack Day Aug. 2011

Last Summer, we decided to begin gathering school supplies and backpacks to give to the children in our church and to other children known by families in our congregation.  We began bringing in folders, notebooks, pencils, rulers, glue, crayons, colored pencils, ruled paper, hand sanitizer, kleenex-anything we thought would be on the “list” given out by various schools.  The backpacks were going to be an expense, so a letter was sent to WalMart asking for any help they could provide in our endeavor.  How wonderful to be given several backpacks and a monetary donation to use as needed.  We purchased more backpacks.  It was fun to watch the supplies begin to stack up!  I enjoyed helping stuff the backpacks!

A date was set to have a Kidz Backpack Day.  Several children were able to attend and be part of the day.  This included games, crafts, food, music, devotion, more games, more food, more crafts, more food and then their filled backpacks.  The children had such a good time and the adults were entertained by them.

It was great to have the church involved in providing not only for our church children but others in the community.  School supplies are a large expense for a family, especially if there is more than one child involved, along with clothing and shoes to begin the school year.  We were so happy to help.

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