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Back2School Backpacks Community Outreach

by | Aug 4, 2022


We are preparing for our 16th year of assisting families with backpacks and school supplies for their students through our Back2School Community outreach. This outreach effort is an opportunity to ensure students K-12 and college students are equipped for the upcoming school year with backpacks and much needed supplies.Because of committed volunteers and the generosity of our community, we were able to assist nearly 700 students in grades K-12th and college students last year. What an awesome outpouring from our community network!
This year’s Back2School Community Outreach will be held again as a Drive-Thru event on Saturday, August 13, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Gethsemane Baptist Church. Due to the numerous requests and positive responses, we plan to provide a limited number of quality, heavy duty bookbags, gift cards and necessary supplies for college students as well. 
We anticipate providing school supplies for 700 students in our area with the partnership of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, Davidson United Methodist Church,  St. Alban’s Episcopal Church and Storyhill Church.
You can join in the support of this community outreach by making a monetary donation, donating $25 gift cards or donating supplies. Monetary donations can be made online through Givelify (search for Gethsemane Baptist Church of Lake Norman) or Cashapp using $gbclakenorman, by check (make check payable to Gethsemane Baptist Church, mail to 565 Jetton Street, Davidson, NC 28036) or dropped off at the church office. Please see the list (below) of supplies needed. 

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