Twice each year, the Family Life Center of Summerville First Baptist Church overflows with excited children and parents. One such day occurs in December as Breakfast with Santa is held. Another is the day when school supplies are provided to local children.
On July 27, a Saturday, at 10 a.m. members of three local churches will come together to provide colorful backpacks, stacks of school supplies and even a light lunch.
For the 10th year, the ministry known as “Sharing His Love through School Supplies” will offer these items to children of Chattooga County who might not otherwise be prepared for the opening day of school.
Members of Summerville First United Methodist Church and Horizon Baptist Fellowship along with members of Summerville First Baptist Church will give each child an age-appropriate backpack along with pencils, crayons, papers, notebooks and other supplies as needed for each grade level. Both the Chattooga County School System and Trion City Schools have provided lists of supplies needed for each grade and these lists are used to guide the provision of items to each child. Children receiving the items must be present to receive them. Only Chattooga County residents are eligible for these supplies.
The event will be held in the Family Life Center of Summerville First Baptist Church which is located at 125 Georgia Avenue in downtown Summerville just across from Summerville City Hall. Entrance for this activity will be through the gymnasium located on Cox Street just behind the main church building.
A light lunch will be offered to each child and to accompanying family members.
The event will continue until the supplies are all given away or otherwise at 1 p.m.
For further information, contact the offices of any of the participating churches: Summerville First Baptist Church, 706-857-1215; Summerville First United Methodist Church, 706-857-2057; and, Horizon Baptist Fellowship, 706-857-6119.