We had a blast pushing our cart through the store to find all the required school supplies...pens, pencils, sharpener, eraser, rulers, composition notebooks, math notebooks, drawing paper, a backpack and more! Generous giving made it possible for us to purchase a new set of clothes for each child!
Just like shopping, putting the backpacks together was a family affair! Organizing, sorting, folding, stuffing, and zipping...each of us had a job to do, including Ethan! As we stuffed the bags our prayer was that these backpacks of supplies would be more than stuff, that they would be a blessing to the families and an encouragement to the kids.
In order to make the start of school a big celebration, ice cream and balloons are a must!! We enjoyed visiting with the children and their mothers and seeing their smiling faces!
There is nothing like 22+ hugs from the sweetest little kids and their mommas!