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Backpacks and School Supplies for Inner City Kids

August 11, 2010

Every year for the last 9 years our family has helped the Dream Center give away backpacks and school supplies to kids in Los Angeles.  These children come from some of the most challenged and difficult circumstances.  I am always amazed when I see all the parents stand in line for hours with their children to be wristbanded for a free backpack.  It might seem like a very small thing but a backpack with new school supplies is an “extra” that isn’t in the monthly budget for these families.  After they stand in line to get get their wristbands then they are entertained with a quick kid’s style service with music and dancing and of course the gospel… then it’s off to get the backpacks and play games. 

This year the Dream Center has over 2000 brand new backpacks to give away.  We just recently found out that some additional school supplies are still needed to fill all the backpacks.  Today I was making calls and shopping all the back to school sales for school supplies. 

Some of the supplies we still need are:  Binders, Folders, Pens, Crayons, Paper and Rulers

The ‘Back to School Bash’ giveaway will be held at the Dream Center in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 28.  If you are in the Los Angeles area come and volunteer are just join the fun!  If you would like to help by donating some school supplies let me know.

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