Each year Lawrenceville United organizes a Back to School Bash at Arsenal Park for students to come with their families to pick up free backpacks full of supplies. This year, LU and partnering organizations (including Sanctuary) will be giving away 400 free, supply-filled backpacks to local students. The event includes a bounce house, free lunch, kids' activities, the presence of school administrators and committees, and tables for partnering organizations.
We are looking for volunteers to help set up 9am-11am, and for people to help Sanctuary run kids' activities, table, and get to know new people in the community from 11am-1pm. Contact Laura or Jane if you're interested at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to give toward the purchasing of backpacks and supplies, you can! Make out a check to Sanctuary with "Back to School" on the memo line. Checks can be dropped off at Dinner Church or sent to our mailing address, 306 Roosevelt Way Sharpsburg, PA 15215.