BUMC is once again supporting local nonprofit Interfaith Works (IW) in meeting their goal of providing new backpacks filled with supplies to 3,000 school-aged children. This will provide a great start to students in need as they return to the classroom after a tough year of remote learning.
There are three ways you can help support the campaign:
- Donate new backpacks and school supplies in the bin in the Narthex by Sunday, Aug. 22.
- Make a financial donation here: https://iworksmc.networkforgood.com/projects/136141-back-to-school.
- Join IW at the 13th annual Park Potomac Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 21 to benefit the campaign. Learn more here: https://www.iworksmc.org/event/ice-cream-social-to-benefit-iw-backpack-campaign/
Items most in need include:
- 1”-2” Binders
- Filler lined paper
- 2-pocket folders
- Blue or black pens
- Colored pencils
- Pencil pouches
- Index cards
IW is also asking donors to consider purchasing a package of NEW children’s underwear. Thank you for your support!