Help us collect backpacks for needy children in Webster County


backpacksI know this is last-minute, but I am hoping we can collect as many backpacks as possible before Webster County students return to school on Aug. 11. The sweet girls who coordinate the LOVE BAGS project for the school system said backpacks were the biggest need they have right now. And they can ALWAYS use bottled water, pre-packaged snacks and school supplies!

There are 70-100 Webster County students that the program works with to provide assistance with food, clothing personal hygiene items and school supplies, from all East Webster and Eupora Schools at every grade level. The children they work with typically have little to no food over the weekends. This program helps send these children home with bottled water, a few pre-packaged snacks and personal hygiene items that are tucked into a ziploc bag into their backpacks. Clothing and other items are collected and given to students as needed.

Please drop by new or gently used backpacks by the office of First Baptist Church of Eupora. (Yesterday, I saw backpacks at Fred’s in Eupora for $6.) Your donations would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you for all you do!

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