BACKPACK BLESSINGS, by Beth Storms, AGAPE Backpack Coordinator

As I go to the websites of our Network 1:27 agencies I often read ideas and materials that I think might be helpful to other agencies. This is one such article from Agape of North Carolina.
Sally Shank

Since January 2018, AGAPE Volunteers have delivered 100 “first-night in foster care” Backpacks to Dept. of Social Service offices in 5 NC counties! The DSS workers have expressed gratitude for AGAPE’s outreach to ease the transition for children entering foster care. They tell our Backpack Distributors stories illustrating how important AGAPE’s “comfort bags” are to these kids at one of the most difficult times in their lives.

To prepare for the next round of deliveries, AGAPE urged a few churches to hold a Backpack Donation Drive in March and April and a “packing” party was held on the heels of that drive. Your kindness has enabled another 194 backpacks to be filled and ready to go.

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