Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer is nearly gone... and so are the backpacks!

Picture: Morgan Becca's Service Dog is used to riding in a backpack and she thought she was helping.

I should have known better than saying what I am not going to do...
I had planned on for the first time in 9 years, I was not doing backpacks. But never say never, as God will have other ideas of what we are supposed to do.

I had been gone much of April, all of May, and early June. Then gone for two weeks of July, then the first week of August, and only have been home 4 of the weekends since April.

But we were asked to do it anyway.... With help from the Grant Regional Hospital, partnering with Grant County Social Services for finding the families of children needing help, and an East Dubuque Girl Scout troop helping stuff them...

148 children are beginning school with New Backpacks filled with School supplies.


Detamara the veteran backpack packer is on the job.

6000 Backpacks in 9 years paid-it-forward.

1 comment:

Jodee Kulp said...

This is a great example of "each on reach one" - 6000 kids had a better 1st day at school because of the Yurcek family and friends - thanks guys.