“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire.” — W.B. Yeats
For the past decade, a rich practical way of sharing the gospel has been available for families through the Back to School Supply Distribution program. This annual event offers support, encouragement and provision in the lives of parents and children in the Earn While You Learn program at Bridgehaven. Client Support will be accepting school supplies that will support our active clients in the Earn While You Learn program for this coming school year.
The goal and prayer for the Back to School Distribution is to ease the financial burden and stress for families, especially single-parent households, to promote community connectedness and establish Kingdom demonstrations of God’s goodness.
The Earn While You Learn program is a transformational model that promotes growth, learning, healthy relationships and accountable support. Clients earn material assistance and yearly benefits, such as school supplies by attending empowerment-focused classes (i.e. life skills, parenting, relationship, and Bible studies).
Our desire is for all families to be burden free and at peace knowing their needs will be met! As a local body of Christ, we have the opportunity to fulfill this need and be a part of the solution. This is an element of establishing Kingdom demonstrations of God’s goodness and promises. God values education and people. Let’s be the people that put the gospel into action by practical means of meeting the needs of families.
If you feel called to contribute to Bridgehaven’s back to school supply distribution for the 2017-2018 school year please bring donations to Client Support at Bridgehaven by 6:30 p.m. on Monday, July 31st. Our distribution for our clients will be held Wednesday August 2nd.
Below is a list of basic school supplies we are in need of this year:
- School bags for boys and girls, kindergarten through high school (Important need)
- Copy paper (Important need)
- Loose leaf lined paper
- Notebooks – wide and college ruled
- 1, 1 ½, and 2 inch binders
- Folders – all colors, with and without holes
- Plastic pocket folders
- Markers – skinny and fat
- 24 packaged crayons
- Colored pencils
- Pens – red, black, blue
- Pencil boxes
- Dry erase markers
- Highlighters – variety of colors
- Pink erasers
- Glue sticks
- Blunt and non-blunt scissors
- Purell hand sanitizer, individual size
- Clorox Wipes
- #2 pencils
Director of Client Support