I know you all give back to God in different ways but while I know I have an audience of thousands who love students (I am guessing that is why I have had almost 600 hits in 3 days) I wanted to present a missions project that might be close to your heart.
No, it is not a project to raise the final $300 I need for my espresso machine, but just a worth while.
The IL Dept of Children & Family Services (DCFS) is in urgent need of filled backpacks for kids ages 10-18. These are for kids who have been removed from their home for various reasons. In most cases they do not have time to take any items with them, so this is a great opportunity for us to give them something they can call their own as they wait in an office downtown for placement.
Attached is a list of suggested items to pack, and instructions for where to drop them off when full. Backpacks can be new or "gently" used. This list can also be picked up at the Info table on Saturday at borderlands or at the receptionist desk during the week.
THE BACKPACK LIST