Backpack-Give-Away: August 19 10:00-noon

Hello friends,

My name is Ruby. I am an Indian Village resident entering my senior year of high school. I am organizing the annual Backpack and school supply giveaway hosted at Iroquois Avenue Lutheran Church. The Backpack giveaway is requesting new and used backpacks and school supplies including folders, papers, pens, crayons and binders that will be given to students in the surrounding Indian Village and West Village area who need them. We are also now giving away a preschool tote to younger siblings and are looking for smaller canvas bags, ABC puzzles or magnets, and books for preschoolers and early readers. This backpack giveaway helps around 70 students every year begin the school year prepared and ready to learn. Donations can be dropped off at Iroquois Avenue Church, The Red Hook or Sister Pie. Checks can also be made out to Iroquois Avenue Christ Lutheran Church with Backpack in the memo. Tax receipts are available. The backpack giveaway will be August 19th, from 10 – noon. Additional information can be found at  <313backpacks.weebly.com>  or on the 313 Backpack Giveaway Facebook page. Please consider donating or volunteering. If you know a student who could benefit from the backpack and supplies, please have them call the church to register. The flyer is attached. The students appreciate the support our community gives.

Thank you, Ruby

A proud mother, her son is entering his senior year in high school and her daughter is starting pre-school. Photo from 2016 event