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Backpacks 2012

At the start of each school year our congregations partner with Start2Finish (formerly KidsFest) to provide backpacks for children whose families face challenges providing adequate school supplies for their children. Our churches are involved in this project at three levels–

  • We raise funds to assist Start2Finish in providing the backpacks
  • We gather in August to pack the backpacks
  • We distribute the backpacks to schools the week before school begins

This event has given our churches the opportunity to establish and deepen relationships with local schools in the neighbourhoods we are part of.  We begin to organize for this event in May. If your congregation is interested to be involved you can contact Paul Havercroft at