Christmas In July Backpack Bonanza

Last year we partnered with one of the church plants we support in a drive to connect with their local neighborhood. We provided over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies to Common Ground Church in Tampa and they lit up the neighborhood!

They set up inflatables and games for the kids, provided hot dogs and sno cones for everybody, and then distributed the backpacks to these needy kids. They heard back later from schools in the area that teachers were thrilled to see so many kids coming to school with the necessary supplies. It made a huge impact on many of the homes right around that church.

So it’s time to do it again. For the whole month of July, CATB people will be purchasing backpacks and filling them with stuff for school. You will get a supply list this weekend in your program; you can buy a backpack and the supplies for about $20. We will also place a Bible in each backpack because this is about more than providing a sack of supplies; it’s about connecting people to a place where they can find God- who can supply all their needs!

This year Common Ground Church has set a goal to provide 2,009 backpacks to distribute in Sulpher Springs Park. If you’d like to help during the July collection or the delivery, email Tina and she’ll get you plugged in. Bring as many filled packs as you can any Sunday in July and let’s help them make a huge difference in their neighborhood.