We had our annual back to school bash on Saturday August 28, 2010. Despite rainy weather, forcing us to do everything inside, we had a great turnout of people coming to the event. We opened the doors and allowed people to come in and dig through tons of clothing that we had received through donations. We set out food that had been donated and allowed everyone to pack a bag full to carry home with them. The kids had games to play. We also prepared food to eat at the bash. On Saturday alone, we gave out 65 bags full of school supplies to students in need. We gave out several bags in the weeks prior to the bash and we are continuing to give out the school supplies we have left as people come to the door. It was wonderful seeing all the kids just warming up to each other and playing together while their mom’s did all the digging through clothes. We met a lot of new people and saw several familiar faces. This was also a chance for us to see some of our Up 2 Hope girls that we hadn’t seen since graduation. We are so thankful for all the donations we received to make this ministry opportunity possible.
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Some of the girls drawing during our back to school bash
Backpacks and school supplies we gave away
Some of our Up 2 Hope girls with their new backpacks
All the clothing we were able to give away