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Posted on March 9, 2021

Community Ministries August Focus: Operation Backpack

In August, the Community Ministries Board will be focusing our efforts on our children going Back to School and helping provide resources for those in need.  We are excited to partner with the organization Volunteers of America – Greater New York and help them with their program called Operation Backpack.  Within this campaign, grade-specific school supplies are provided to students living in New York City homeless or domestic violence shelters in time for the first day of school.  As noted on their website, Volunteers of America believes that helping children succeed in school is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and simply having the necessary school supplies plays a role in higher rates of homework completion, class participation, and ultimately, graduation.  Please consider helping us assist this wonderful organization in their mission! You can donate HERE through Pushpay or by sending a check to the church.  If interested, please earmark the funds for this specific purpose so we know how to allocate it.  Remember, the Community Ministries Board will match donations provided by the congregation so make your dollar count!  Thank you as always for your continued support!