Saturday, July 28, 2007

800 Backpacks

About 100 friends and members of the 4 churches in Montecito gathered at Montecito Covenant on Saturday July 28 to pack 800 backpacks for area children who cannot afford supply-filled backpacks this year. The 4 churches, call M-4, partnered with People's Self-Help Housing, a local non-profit agency that supplies housing, health care and tutoring for needy families. In just under one hour, all 800 backpacks were filled and then loaded into vans to be distributed next week to families before school begins. It was a good day!


At 8:23 AM , Blogger kent said...

Have you thought about gathering these backpacks at the central location and thwen allowing the families to purchase them at 5 cetns on the dollar to allow them to gave them sense they provided fortheir families instead of just receiving? Just a thought, it is an awesome project.

At 9:03 AM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

That's for People's Self-Help Housing to determine. They have such a good track-record with these families and high trust level, that I'm confident they will do nothing to undermine family (fathers') integrity.

At 12:25 PM , Blogger Isaac Johnson said...

any of them smell of lemon pledge?

i was curious if that delivery van leak got into any of the bags.


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