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YMCA Operation Backpack Sets a New Record

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YMCA Operation Backpack

Sets a New Record

 

As schools prepare to welcome students back, the 10th annual YMCA Operation Backpack sets a new record of total backpacks donated and more importantly the number of children served who will be prepared for the new school year. To date, more than 1000 backpacks, packed to the brim with school supplies, were collected at the South Montgomery County YMCA! This is a 20% increase over last year.

 

Backpacks were distributed at the Back to School Celebration on August 16, hosted by Faith Bible Church, located in The Woodlands. Students served ranged in age from  Pre K – 12th grade. “Faith Bible Church has been blessed to host the YMCA Operation Backpack Event for the past 2 years”, states Ethan Collins, Missions and Local Outreach Pastor. “It has been a blessing to our Church family to participate in this small way. To see the generous support from our community, local service organizations and the Y staff and volunteers, is heartwarming. As our church continues to look for ways to have an impact in our Community, the YMCA has given us an absolutely fantastic platform to serve through. We praise God for his faithfulness and for the partner He has provided our Church family in the local YMCA”.

 

Due to the generosity of the community the remaining backpacks filled with school supplies were dropped off to Title 1 schools in South Montgomery County as well as all the CISD elementary and flex schools week prior to the first day of school. School administrators will distribute the supplies to children and families in need ensuring that every child has the basic supplies needed to be successful.

 

As they say, it takes a village to raise a child. YMCA Operation Backpack continues to be so successful due to our community partners! Thank you to all our community partners for their support as collection sites,  donors and volunteers: Re/Max The Woodlands & Spring, Chick-fil-A Alden Bridge, Woodforest National Bank, Raising Cane’s, Crossroads Baptist Church, First Choice Emergency Rooms, Homefinder Center, Luke’s Locker, Excelerate Energy, Huntsman, Coldwell Banker United Realtors, Faith Bible Church, Afren, Oak Ridge Baptist Church, Post Oak Bank, Insperity, Skeeters, BB&T, IHS, Christian Brothers Automotive, Connect 2Health Wellness, Anadarko Land Department Interns, Maersk Line, Joyful Life Church, Avana Sterling Ridge, Aveda Institute, Walgreens, H-E-B, National Charity League, Y Bright Life Program and Children’s Books on Wheels.

 

The Y strengthens the community, 1 child at a time.