Back to school brings mixed emotions. I remember how excited I was as a child when my mother would take me Back to School Shopping. Though I didn’t want to return to class, the new school supplies were a welcomed consolation. My parents were able to provide me with the tools I needed to succeed in school. I never went needing a thing for class.
That’s not the case for kids living in motels. Most children living in these motels don’t have the necessary tools for school, though their parents want to provide for them, life’s circumstances don’t allow them to give their kids what they need. So, each year, MotelChurch collects school supplies for our motel kids. Our generous volunteers and donors take care of them and provide the supplies these children need to succeed.
The 2016 school year kicked off to a great start because of our excellent Backpack to School participants. From the sizeable donations, we received through our website to the massive turnout we had for our backpack stuffing party; everyone had a hand in impacting children’s lives this school year.
If you donated money online, thank you. If you bought bags, thank you. If you gave your time to help organize all the donations and get them ready for our kids, thank you. Words cannot express how grateful we are for your generosity and your desire to serve others in need. For the kids and their parents and our leadership team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We’re deeply appreciative.
If you still want to participate in our Backpack to School drive, we’re collecting supplies and donations into the Fall so feel free to donate. We’ll make sure whatever you give goes to a child in need. Click here for more information on our Backpack to School drive.