Our Backpack for Kids initiative enables us to come alongside and support families that are facing issues like unemployment, separation or divorce, single parents, the death of a parent, a parent or child fighting a serious illness, just to name a few, and share the love of Christ in such a simple but meaningful way.
Children in Lake in the Hills, Huntley, and Algonquin will be receiving the backpacks and supplies that we collect. The six local schools we are serving this year are: Lake in the Hills Elementary, Marlowe Middle School, Chesak Elementary, Martin Elementary, Mackeben Elementary, and Conley Elementary.
Parents, or caregivers, apply for help when they are having a hardship, so school administrators are aware of families in need. Their financial situation is verified, and their children then qualify for free, or reduced, school registration fees and free, or reduced, lunches. Many families are living at poverty level, according to federal guidelines, and backpacks and school supplies are an extra expense for parents beyond the basic needs of their children. This is something that we, as a church family, can provide for families in need in our very own schools.
School supply lists will be at the table in the lobby as soon as they are released if you want to purchase at backpack and fill with supplies. Or if you want to purchase a backpack, and let our team assemble it for you, today by clicking this On-line Purchasing link now!