Back­pack give­away set to help chil­dren in need

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Melissa Prins

It’s hard to be­lieve, but it’s al­most back-to-school sea­son! In just a few short weeks, the kids will be get­ting ready to head back for an­other amaz­ing school year. This time of year al­ways puts a strain on a fam­ily’s bud­get. Get­ting kids ready for head­ing back to school is ex­pen­sive. You’ve got school sup­plies, new cloth­ing, shoes - just the added stress can make this time of year dif­fi­cult.

Did you know that ev­ery year Tabitha’s Way in Span­ish Fork hosts a back­pack give­away for un­der­priv­i­leged school- aged chil­dren in the Utah County area? Through the gen­er­ous do­na­tions of com­mu­nity part­ners, they were able to pro­vide more than 600 back­packs to chil­dren in need last year. These back­packs are brand new and filled with school sup­plies like pen­cils, pens, mark­ers, col­ored pen­cils, rulers, pa­per, note­books and more. But they don’t stop there. They also pro­vide un­der­wear and socks and have free screen­ings at the event, too!

This year, the event will be held on Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial Build­ing, 400 N. Main, Span­ish Fork. They are hop­ing to blast away last year’s record by pro­vid­ing more than 900 back­packs to lo­cal school-aged chil­dren. If you are in need of school sup­plies for your chil­dren, plan on be­ing at the event. Do you have what it takes to be an amaz­ing vol­un­teer? Call to­day to learn more about our vol­un­teer op­por­tu­ni­ties at 801-709-8573 or email info@tabithasway. org.

Tabitha’s Way in Span­ish Fork will pro­vide hun­dreds of back­packs filled with school sup­plies for chil­dren in need at its an­nual back­pack give­away Aug. 6.

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