We’ve had several opportunities to reach out to children heading back to school across the United States. Two of those outreaches—in Hampton, Virginia, and this weekend in Long Beach, California—are special in their own way because of the specific families we are able to reach.
Partnering with They Serve 2 (TS2), we are in the process of distributing more than 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to children in military families. TS2 is an organization made up of military spouses and families supporting each other as families go through difficult times of relocation and deployment.
Hand of Hope provided all of the backpacks and partnered with attendees at Joyce’s conferences in the same cities to provide the school supplies through Multiply Hope. Through this campaign, attendees at each conference are encouraged to donate items like diapers, wipes, underwear, socks or school supplies to help families in their own community. Since March 2011, our attendees have donated more than $1 million in items.
We are extremely grateful for these military families and their willingness to serve our nation. It has been an honor to provide a little bit of help to these families as they go through trying seasons.
Thank you for partnering with us to reach these families and so many others around the world.
Prayer request submitted.