Today is Giving Tuesday! Would you consider making a gift to BackPack Blessings? We are raising funds to keep our Blue BackPacks filled with the snacks and food that our friends at Fair Oaks and Milford Elementary Schools, as well as the Marietta Salvation Army's After School Program, love to receive each Friday. Thank you for supporting our mission with your prayers, time, and gifts.
We are grateful for you!
It is official, after 11+ years at the Cagle House we are moving to a new home. We start Staging and Packing on the Mt Bethel Church campus (H Building) on Thursday, 12/1/2022.
Volunteers Needed in November & December
Fall is an exciting time of year with the cooler weather, changing colors, and upcoming holidays! With all the activities, not to mention college football, it's easy to get overwhelmed! That's why we're looking at volunteer sign-ups to make sure we are well staffed each week. Currently, we are covered very well through October, but we need additional stagers, packers, and Friday delivery volunteers each week in November and December. Just click on the link below or go to www.backpackblessings.org/volunteer -- then select the month, the position, the weeks you are available to volunteer, and check out.
September 7, 2022
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Volunteer Registration Now Open Thru End of Year
Volunteers Needed Saturday, September 10!
Where has the time gone? We have just started our 12th year of Back Pack Blessings and it seems like yesterday. In 2010, we started with 200 students in the 4th grade at Fair Oaks and it took us 4 hours to stage and pack. Today we can stage and pack 600 back packs in less than 2 hours.
We would not be where we are today without our amazing donors! We prayed and put out the call for donations and God provided.
We were quickly able to expand to 400 students within the first year and have continued to grow. We now offer a back pack to every student at Fair Oaks, if they would like one. We also give thanks to our unbelievable volunteers. Every week you show up and put your hearts and soul into staging, packing and delivering! Thank you for being His hands and feet and serving His children.
Back Pack Blessings - Call for Volunteers on September 10!
What does Back Pack Blessings have in relation to a car wash? Well, thanks to Rich’s Car Wash, a 29 unit chain that is expanding in Georgia, Back Pack Blessings was selected as the Volunteer Non-Profit Partner at their new Kennesaw location. Back Pack Blessings was chosen because Rich’s Car Wash partners with non-profits that are child and/or student focused.
Here’s where it gets exciting … and requires a bit of help from our volunteers. Rich’s Car Wash will have a Grand Opening at the Kennesaw location (1720 Old 41 Hwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 30152) on Saturday, September 10, 2022. They will be offering free car washes to the public and simply ask that the drivers make a donation to their non-profit partner. Back Pack Blessings will receive 100% of the donations collected that day!
To make this event successful, we are asking for 24 of our faithful volunteers to support this effort by taking a two hour shift during the 8:00 am – 7:30 pm operating hours. Don’t worry, you won’t get wet! Your role will be to hold collection buckets and enthusiastically talk about Back Pack Blessings to the drivers. We will provide Back Pack Blessings shirts to wear as well as brochures to share, yard signs, and banners.
To volunteer for one or more of the 2 hour shifts, click on the link below or go to: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4EA4AA29A4FC1-carwash.
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