(This post was written by Caroline Ervin, Membership Director)
There is a topic of conversation within the church that I continue to hear across many circles that sounds something like this:
The weekend of August 7 & 8 is our “Back to School Backpack” supply collection weekend. We will collect school supplies to share with local children who are in need. Please bring new backpacks, glue sticks, crayons and pencils. These items can be dropped off in the designated area of the Lobby.
This is the time of year when many families start gathering school supplies – backpacks, paper, glue, pencils and more. For many in the Mechanicsville/Western Heights area of Knoxville, buying pencils and paper is a luxury that their children have to do without. Eighty percent of residents of the Western Heights housing projects are single mothers with little to no income.