For the second year, we are partnering with various local individuals and groups to hold a Back to School event at Parker Lane. The date will be Saturday, August 12th and there will be prep work the evening before. Please watch this wonderful video and let us know if you might be willing to volunteer your time for either or both dates. It’s an ambitious endeavor – in addition to providing each child with a new backpack and school supplies for the year, we are also working on securing volunteer services such as vision screening for the children, health screening for parents (blood pressure) and various sports activities and entertainment. And a sno-cone truck!
On Friday evening, supplies will need to be sorted by age group, donated clothes need to be sorted and laid out in the Sanctuary, tables need to be set up, etc. On Saturday – we need a team of Advocates to help families maneuver the process, people to staff the individual tables, help with activities, etc.
For reference, last year we were able to provide school supplies for ~175 local children (from Parker Lane and also from surrounding communities and schools).
We look forward to hearing from you! Let me know the date(s) and how you would like to participate. Creativity is great – face painting? Sports? Food? You name it!
As always, thanks to all of you for your continued support.