Grace Church Delivers Free Shoes, Backpacks, and School Supplies to More Than 1,000 Local Students
NOBLESVILLE, IND. – August 3, 2020 – The Grace Care Center will deliver more than 1,000 backpacks filled with school supplies and new pairs of shoes to vulnerable families in Hamilton and Northern Marion counties August 3-5. Grace Church members bought 1,400 school backpacks filled with school supplies and the church also purchased 1,000 pairs of new shoes to meet community needs. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grace Care Center, a ministry of Grace Church, has been delivering groceries directly to an average of 900 families each week through their innovative on-line Choice Food Pantry. The backpacks and shoes will be delivered to homes this week, along with their weekly grocery orders.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Food/grocery donations (place in bins on NW side of Grace Church, 5504 E. 146th St.)
- Pray for our Grace Care Center families
- Drivers for home deliveries (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Phone calls to Grace Care Center families (email: email@example.com)
- Financial donations
- Adjusted food budget due to both increased need and decreased food donations (normally 97% of our food we give away in the choice food pantry is donated – that has drastically decreased in the crisis)
- Adjusted micro-financing budget due to increased financial hardship of Grace Care Center families
- Loss of anticipated Thrift Store income to offset the Grace Care Center operating budget due to closure of the store