Kids are Back To School with Project Backpack 2011
Our Third Annual Project Backpack was a success! Thanks to all of you who donated backpacks and school supplies, or funds to get them for these children. I love seeing their little faces light up as they see their brand new backpacks.
A few awesome volunteers of Ordinary Hero met at the homeless shelter in order to pass out backpacks, and also connect with the children through a few crafts.
I especially love that the volunteers bring their families with them and allow their children to experience what it is like to give.
Bev, and her family, pictured below deserve a HUGE OH THANK YOU! Bev coordinates this outreach every year and does a fantastic job!
So thank you, thank you, Bev!! I'm going to start calling you "Miss Project Backpack".
I love the fact that I just moved into a new house....hired a painter...just met the painter this week....mentioned Project Backpack.....and here he showed up with his whole family to come serve. He told me he remembers what it is like to live without food growing up as a child. He wants to be able to help people and show his children how to serve. Now OH has awesome new Spanish speaking volunteers, which can really be helpful...plus he's an awesome painter!
Again, many thanks go out to our volunteers and donors for this Project Backpack 2011. You Ordinary Heroes are the reason we continue to touch lives.