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Best Back to School Ever


 
 

BEST BACK TO SCHOOL EVER

You remember the first day of school don’t you?

You went to school with your brand new back-pack, which contained your brand-new, never-even-sharpened No.2 pencils and crisp colored folders.  And you even might have sported a brand-new Empire Strikes Back lunch-box.

I mean, hypothetically.  

The point is, you were ready for school.

Unfortunately in the Bay Area, many students don’t have this experience.  

That's why, last year, right before school started in August, WestGate Church’s School Impact Ministry spearheaded a drive that provided more than 500 backpacks filled with school supplies to low-income students in 13 different elementary, middle and high schools across Santa Clara county.  These backpacks were then distributed by the school administrators and teachers to students in need.  

This year, the school districts we’ve built relationships with are asking for MORE help.  In addition to general school supplies, teachers and administrators asked WestGate to help build their classroom reading libraries.

So here’s our chance to step up and really help some underserved and under-resourced kids in our city.

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

  1. Go to the Amazon Registry  (NOTE: Our team made a comprehensive registry for all the needs of the schools.  It’s listed under schoolimpact@westgatechurch.org.  
  2. Buy things.
  3. Drop off things at the donation station in the lobby for the next three weekends (July 22+23, July 29+30, Aug. 5+6)

OR

Purchase Amazon Gift Cards, and drop those off, and our teams will do the shopping for you!

ALSO:

Join us Tuesday, August 8th from 10am-1pm for our "Pack Day.”  We’ll be putting all the backpacks together for the schools in the Saratoga Gym.  Bring your kids - they will have a great time serving!

 

 

 

July 22 - Aug 5

Pack Day
Aug. 8
10am-1pm

 
Earlier Event: July 18
Men's Grill
Later Event: July 24
Worship Team Auditions