TrueCity is celebrating another Fall of working with Start2Finish to provide backpacks to over 1000 students in the Hamilton Catholic and Public School systems! Not only does this annual volunteer effort provide vital school supplies to children from low-income families, but it gives our churches the chance to better engage with their local schools. Each participating TrueCity church is paired with a school in their neighbourhood. As volunteers drop off the backpacks, they get to meet with the school staff and thank them for all the (often unappreciated) work they do for our city’s children. The backpack drop off is a fun and practical serve event, but it also can lead to a relationship between churches and schools, letting schools know that churches are there to support and bless them.
Please pray for continued opportunities for churches to bless their neighborhood schools. See you next year!