Did you know that children are often anxious, bullied or made fun of when they don’t have a backpack or school supplies? You can help prevent that from happening by participating in the annual backpack drive organized by EUMC WOW (women of worship) to benefit children who utilize the Eureka Food Pantry and children serviced by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.
GREAT NEWS: backpacks provided! So just fill them up with school supplies!
The “Fill a backpack” school supply drive runs from July 1 – 29.
We will have a box filled with new, empty backpacks in the Commons Area beginning Sunday, July 1. Participants will simply need to grab an empty backpack (or 2), along with a supply lists. Fill the backpack with supplies from the list. Then put the filled backpack into the box at church with the list attached or included inside the backpack. If some of the supplies won’t fit inside the backpack, simply place them in a plastic grocery bag and securely tie the handles of the bag around one of the straps of the backpack. All the backpacks need to be returned Sunday, July 29 and placed in the box or boxes in the Commons Area.
The supply list will be in 2 envelopes attached to the box. 1 envelope will have supply lists for local children who utilize the Eureka Food Pantry and 1 envelope will have supply lists for children supported by the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. It is REALLY important that the list be connected to or inside the backpack so that it gets delivered to the correct child.
Please contact me directly (Karen Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to participate but need a supply list emailed to you --- or if you have questions.
Thank you for being the hands and feet of Christ!!