For June’s Mission of the Month we will be collecting money towards the backpack giveaway. You may be asking, “Backpack giveaway?” Yes, we are excited to announce that this year St. Paul is partnering with The Salvation Army to be a distribution center on the west side of Bloomington! This distribution will take place on Wednesday, August 2nd. Each year this program has given away approximately 500 backpacks. With that comes last minute shopping. So for this month your money will be going to purchase those supplies which are needed to complete the kits, so that the children can head back to school feeling confident and ready to learn! Also, check out the list of supplies needed and you can donate that way too! (bulletin board #3 at the church.) Just place your donated supply items in the box under the bulletin board. If you wish to donate financially, please write “Backpacks” on the monthly mission line of the yellow mission envelopes found in the pew racks or on your offering envelope.
Mark your calendars to volunteer on distribution day, August 2nd! Watch for details.