- Saturday | August 12, 2017
- 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
- 1132 N. Melrose Dr. Vista, CA, 92083
With Life Christian Church’s Back Pack Outreach on Saturday, August 12 this year, you can potentially change the world by changing one life.
Hundreds of kids and their parents from Vista and neighboring cities, flood our facility annually and listen to an inspiring Gospel message and receive a back pack filled with school supplies. Vista is considered one of the most needy cities in our county. Our opportunity to make a difference is great because we have the highest child homeless rate of all San Diego area. We have touched thousands of lives through this simple act of kindness.
Our public schools are not able to supply even the most rudimentary items like pencils or even paper or facial tissues to students any more. Families are expected to supply a whole host of items no matter their income level per child. This can be a hardship on lower income families or families with several children. This outreach is directed at those people.
The day starts out at 9am with a delicious and very popular pancake breakfast. While everyone is registering, there will be a whole slew of fun activities for the kids including jumpies, carnival type games, face painting and pictures with their favorite super heroes. An inspiring message about the hope we have in Jesus follows the completion of registration and is accompanied by dramatic presentations that open up hearts to hear the Good News. After the salvation altar call is the orderly distribution of back packs to each child by the order in which they registered.
Faces light up when children rush outside and sit on any curb or chair and zip open their back packs to explore what’s in them. For some children, it’s like Christmas except these goodies are going to help keep them engaged at school. They receive pencils, pens, paper, erasers, markers, crayons, facial tissue, glue sticks, scissors and much more.
Melissa Ford is coordinating this event. If you are interested in volunteering on that date or want to sponsor a back pack or two, speak to her or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please pick up a list of items to purchase and other specifics at the table in the foyer for this outreach. During business hours, you can call the office at 760-439-3300 and talk to anyone on staff for more information..
Thanks so much for helping this event reach so many children in need.