You may have heard of Project Greatest Gift, White Field's ministry to children in foster and kinship care in Northern Colorado. As a church, we at White Fields have been given a new opportunity to come alongside these children and families in prayer and to help provide back-to-school supplies.
Our goal for White Fields is to provide the much-needed supplies for at least 50 of these children. Specifically, we are asking for 50 backpacks, 50 lunch boxes, and 50 water bottles. In addition, we would like to provide gift cards in $10 increments to help towards their school supplies, clothing, etc. Most school supplies can be found at Walmart, Target, and any grocery store, so any gift card to these places would be appreciated.
During the next two Sunday services, August 24 and 31, we will have tags available. Simply pick up a tag (or two or three) and bring back the needed items with the tag attached by Sunday, August 07. We will then distribute the items to the families prior to the first day of school August 15, so the children are prepared!
"Children living in poverty have higher rates of absenteeism from school. Students who come from low income families are seven times more likely to drop out of high school. Adults without a high school diploma are 4 times more likely to be unemployed and live in poverty, which means raising their children in poverty, perpetuating a cycle of poverty which may persist for generations: poverty affects education which affects poverty. These kids are at risk, and we can help by encouraging these families to send their kids to school by helping them be prepared for school by having the necessary supplies, and clothing which will help them to be excited rather than embarrassed about going to school." (Pastor Nick supplied the research for this information.)
Please prayerfully consider how you can be a part of this exciting opportunity! We invite all who want to participate.
Phone: (303) 775-3485 or email:
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