Backpack Donation Helps Sponsor Giveaway Event for School Supplies - Good360

Backpack Donation Helps Sponsor Giveaway Event for School Supplies

Organization: New Covenant Church of Waynesville
Lives Impacted: 700+

As Told to Good360 by New Covenant Church of Waynesville

New Covenant Church in Clyde, located in North Carolina, helps their community through their core value of generosity! One of the ways we display this core value is by hosting safe, fun events for children and families. We love providing a memorable time for families that might not be able to afford lavish vacations or experiences. We are currently partnering with Clyde Elementary School and several businesses to conduct a Back-to-School Blessing in July. The day will be filled with fun events and back-to-school items.

Last year we were able to give away 740 backpacks filled with school supplies, and this year we have a goal to give away over 1,000. The Back-to-School Blessing will also include food, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, inflatable attractions, pony rides, raffle prizes and more, all for FREE! We are very excited to give back to our community, but we know that this goal could not be accomplished without the support of generous businesses like this leading retailer. Through our partnerships we can provide of backpacks, school supplies and more to those in need.

One mom, is a native Cherokee Indian and a single mom who has been living as a paraplegic in a motorized chair for the last four years after a tragic car accident. She has a six-year-old daughter, who she home schools. Events that are handicapped accessible, free and support her ability as a mom to supply her daughter with educational materials while enjoying fellowship and community, are rare and welcome events in a rural community of Cherokee, NC. She travels from 45 minutes away just to attend this event and plans to attend the upcoming 2019 event as well. Thank you again Good360 for your endless support in our success!

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