Last Sunday, our congregation stepped up to collect backpacks, school supplies, and gift cards for The Children’s Place and Old Navy to give to children in need of assistance in the Valdosta area.
Vestry Outreach co-leader Diane Holliman delivered all the goods to the school system’s social workers.
Diane was thrilled to be the point person on this project.
“The school supply and gift card collection and blessing was a blessing for many in our area,” she said. “A foster mother with seven children in her home received backpacks filled with school items for four of her youngest children. Gift cards were delivered to the social workers of Valdosta City Schools for clothing and other needed items for children, and a bounty of school supplies and backpacks were given to school children identified as being homeless. We have made a difference, St. Barnabas!”
Yes, we did! Thanks be to God!!