Pleasant City Church has been given a unique and exciting opportunity this summer!
There are currently 128 children in the foster care system of Cleveland County. These children have been separated from their biological parents and placed in the custody of group homes and families for their safety. Many of these children have seen and experienced awful atrocities that have made personal growth and development difficult for them.
We are so thankful for the sacrifice that these foster families and group homes have made to accommodate and love these children. We have even gotten to see first hand families from our church step up and step out in faith in fostering children and some even follow through with adoption. It is our desire as a church to come alongside these individuals and serve them, not only through prayer and well wishes, but to be the hands and feet of Christ in meeting the needs of these children and the families that care for them.
In this deep desire to make an impact, we have decided to partner with Least of These Carolinas (a local ministry solely focused on supporting foster families) to meet a very basic need as the school year approaches.
Pleasant City Church is providing a backpack with all the basic school supplies needed to each and every child in the foster care system of Cleveland County. We desire to meet this need FULLY- that’s 128 backpacks and supplies needed. We are believing that Christ wants to use US to accomplish this BIG goal!
So for the next 4 Sundays (July 21- August 11), we will be receiving school backpacks filled with school supplies to bless these families and children. Here on our church campus, there are 128 hooks all over the Worship Center where you can place a filled backpack. We want to see ALL of these hooks covered by August 11th!
Please join us as we "get" to serve our community this way and build the Kingdom of Christ right here in Cleveland County!
Each backpack you bring needs these items inside:
- 1 Pack of Crayons (24 count)
- 1 Pack of Colored Pencils (12 count)
- 2 Packs of #2 Pencils
- 1 Pencil Sharpener
- 4 Erasers
- 2 Highlighters
- 3 Two-pocket folders with prongs
- 1 Kid Scissors - Blunt Tip
- 2 Wide-ruled Composition books
- Glue Sticks (multi-pack)
- 2 Packs of wide-ruled loose leaf paper