Believe it or not, school is starting soon and supplies are already available in all major stores. Back-to-school time can be a burden on many low income families, especially those who have to purchase supplies and clothing for more than one child.
A child in a low income family may show up on the first day of school feeling different than the kids who arrive with all their school supplies in a new backpack. They might have none of the basics the others have – no pencils, notebooks or rulers, and certainly not a backpack…
What if we could interrupt this scene, and rewrite it to give that child a backpack full of school supplies? That is what Love INC-Big Woods, along with other agencies, is planning to do this summer – with your help.
Would you be willing to pick up a few extra items when you are school shopping with your own children or grandchildren? Last year, the Love INC-Big Woods affiliate churches donated items to fill backpacks for kids in the Buffalo/Hanover/Maple Lake areas!
This is a great project for families to do together because it gives children a vision of what selfless love looks and feels like. Bring your items to the donation bin near the information desk August 3-23, so the supplies can be distributed before school starts. Thank you for uniting with Love INC-Big Woods in this ministry!
Distribution will take place at Zion Wednesday, 8/26. Please bring proof of birth of the child (birth certificate, school card, medical card), showing that you live in Buffalo, Maple Lake, or Hanover. Please call Love INC at 763.682.6820 with any questions.