Backpack Drive

Backpack Drive

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Guest post by our ministry partner Twin Lakes Food Bank

Every year Oak Hills, and many other churches and organizations in the area, partners with Twin Lakes Food Bank to bring backpacks to students in need in the community. As you are able, bring a backpack and school supplies to Oak Hills Church between now and July 31st, or deliver it straight to the food bank!

TWIN LAKE FOOD BANK
BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM

Our goal is to make going back to school an exciting time for at risk kids within our community. Each student entering kindergarten through high school will receive a new backpack, essential school supplies and a Payless Shoe Source gift card. These cards have a “no cash back” policy, and they enable the student to pick out a new pair of shoes for school. Along with these new shoes, each student will take home new socks and a bag of kid friendly nutritious food. The generosity of local dentists provides each child with a dental kit.

On Monday, August 1, 2016 from 9:00 am until 11:30 am the Twin Lakes Food Bank will be having our annual Back to School event.  Last year, 721 children received backpacks and essential supplies.

Would you consider helping a student start the 2016 school year off on a positive note?  Twin Lakes Food Bank is in need of donations of all types. Monetary donations allow for the purchase of the shoe cards at a discounted rate. All back to school supplies that a child needs will be lovingly passed on to a thankful student. The Twin Lakes Food Bank serves our local communities of Folsom, Granite Bay, and El Dorado Hills.

 

A list of needed supplies is available at the Mission Booth in the lobby. Donations can be dropped off there between now and Sunday, July 31st. For more information, contact Pastor Megan Harrison at megan.harrison@oakhills.org.