Saturday, July 19, 2008

900 Back Packs!

In little under one hour, members and friends of the four churches of Montecito (M-4) gathered and filled 900 back packs for students living in housing units run by People's Self-Help Housing, a local affordable housing agency with whom M-4 partners. Each church equally shared in the purchase of the 900 back packs and then were assigned to contribute in-kind items like glue sticks, note books, pens, pencils, protractors, compasses, erasers and crayons. The items were laid out on tables in the Great Room of the El Montecito Presbyterian Church and the back packs were filled in an assembly-line manner by seniors to children. Within each back pack was a hand-written prayer of blessing for the recipient by the filler.
It's an attempt to live as ecumenical blessings to a needy world around us.


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