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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Project Backpack

This year, we had our 2nd Annual "Project Backpack" with our church.  All we do is buy bookbags and school supplies, pack them together, and hand them out around our community.  This year, we had 500 bags, and next year we will definitely need more.

We packed all 500 bags in 45 minutes on Saturday.

We put these fliers in so that they would feel free to come and get to know us better!

Billy and I got to take a team out to our block (which I've written about before - but we go once a month) and we saw some of our friends out there.  Being able to bless people we already know and love was amazing.  This is one of our favorite families.

We toted around as many bags as we could get.  Some families needed up to 15 bags!

This family was on our block also.  One of the families from our church has fallen in love with this family, and they called them before we came so they'd be expecting us. 

It feels so good to pour out.  You feel as if you've been more full even though you're so empty.

15 comments:

  1. I'm so glad it went well! These pictures look great, too :)

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  2. What a cool project. Love the smiles of everyone in your pics!

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  3. Such a great project... Continue sharing.

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  4. What a wonderful outreach idea! I know so many people were blessed by it!

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  5. girly, you are so wonderful. i wish i could have been apart of this.

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  6. My goodness... this is so amazing... :-)

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  7. I absolutely love this and think this is an amazing idea. What a blessing you all are being to your community!

    http://jeansandatshirtmom.blogspot.com/

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  8. My old church and new church (both in the Dallas area) do this! What a great blessing to these families and the kiddos!!

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  9. What a wonderful project! That is a great idea!

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  10. Reminds me of a song I used to sing as a little girl, part of which is: "Love is something that if you give it away, you'll end up having more." : )

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  11. How great! Love how you pour into your community! Our church just started "Blessings in a Backpack" in our community. We are raising the funds to fill backpacks with food for kiddos at a local school to take home on the weekends. We've learned that so many kiddos depend on school food and often don't eat much at all on the weekends. The food will supply nutrients for them and even their families at times. It's been so awesome to see God working through this.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  12. your post makes my heart SO happy! :)

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  13. Great Post babe! Both your words and pictures are so inspiring! I love you.

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Your words make my heart smile.