A strategic organization of the ACTS Group
The Film is in! Your School, Your Opportunity
Please take the eight minutes to watch this film. It is well worth your time! And if you love it, share it with you friends, your pastor and your circles of influence.
Serving with you,
Serve United Director/ACTS Group
Stories of Service: Backpack Drive for Deterding Elementary School
American River Community Church in Carmichael were able to outfit some backpacks and comfort bags for Deterding Elementary School. Backpacks will be given to newly enrolled children arriving throughout the school year whose parents are unable to purchase the necessary items to equip their children to make a more comfortable adjustment to their new school. Comfort bags are designed to offer a child who is being removed from their current home situation a source of comfort with items such as a blanket, stuffed toy, toothbrush, a hair brush, puzzle books, candy and more. These bags of blessings were delivered on April 28th.
THANK YOU American River Community Church for loving kids in need at your local school!
Upcoming Service Opportunity: Operation Backpack
Each year, thousands of homeless and at-risk children in our local communities return to school without the basic supplies they need. Children who live in poverty or are homeless face many challenges and tremendous stigmatization – as a result, less than 25% graduate from high school. Preparing these children for school with a new backpack filled with school supplies boosts their self-esteem and gives them the tools and confidence needed to learn and thrive in school. With your help, Operation Backpack® has been able to provide thousands of backpacks, school supplies, and a variety of support services to poverty-stricken or homeless children throughout the Greater Sacramento Area, Bay Area and Reno, NV. Together, we are helping children learn and thrive in school, stay in school, and build a bright future.
Participate in Volunteers of America's Operation Backpack® and help children in need be prepared and excited for their first day of school! Click HERE for more information or contact Ana Bankert at firstname.lastname@example.org.