** Update - Another sponsor has stepped in to take care of one of the schools and we have had to reduce our goal to 1,000 backpacks. We still have a ways to go and need more help! Thank you! **
In the summer of 2018, Pastor Josh Turansky of Haven City Church led an initiative to fill 800 backpacks for students at City Springs Elementary and Middle School in East Baltimore. This year the goal is to triple that effort and supply filled backpacks to three additional schools, namely Commodore John Rogers Elementary, Wolfe Street Academy and Tench Tighlman Elementary and Middle School.
As a non-profit purchasing items in bulk, and utilizing volunteer man hours, we are able to provide filled backpacks for an average of $10 each. That's a lot cheaper than if a family were to purchase these items on their own from a retail store. Think about that for a second - for the price of a couple lattes, you can help a student start off the school year sporting a new backback filled with awesome supplies!!
If one backpack at $10 is all that you can afford to give, know that is is appreciated! If you are able, consider two backpacks for $20 so that two kids are set; 5 backpacks for $50 would provide enough for a basketball team; 20 backpacks for $200 could satisfy a whole classroom! See where I am going with this? :) The more you donate, the more kids we can help!!
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