August 6: Backpack Bonanza

Where would any school-age child be without a backpack? They’re more than just places to store books; they’re also portable organizers and study aids.  Any child without one visibly struggles in school.  To this end, Catholic Community Services (CCS) in Salt Lake City, Utah, hosts an annual backpack “back-to-school drive,” which provides bags filled with proper supplies to children who need them.

CCS’s yearly “Backpack Bonanza” is held every August, attracting the notice of many Utah businesses.  “We serve thousands of children,” says CCS public relations/marketing coordinator Lauren McCarty. “These backpacks are going to children…on the brink of homelessness and to children who just arrived in this country without anything.”

Thanks to people with generous hearts, children without anything will be able to carry their school books instead of the burden of feeling deprived.  Ease others’ burdens whenever you can.

For if the eagerness is there, the gift is acceptable.

(2 Corinthians 6:12)

Lord, infuse us with generous and caring spirits.

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