LaFAYETTE: Back 2 School Blast needs supplies

Over the last seven years, hundreds of local at-risk children have been given free book bags and school supplies during Back 2 School Blast at Kids 4 Christ in LaFayette. Last year, 274 book bags and supplies were distributed, and this year's event is expected to be even bigger, with plans to hand out at least 350 free bags.

But that won't be possible without your help. The volunteers of Kids 4 Christ need donations of book bags, pocket portfolios, loose-leaf paper and other assorted items to helps kids get the new school year off to a great start. Thanks to last year's generous donors, crayons, pencils and glue sticks are not needed.

Supplies or tax-deductible designated gifts can be dropped off at the Kids 4 Christ building on the corner of Cherokee and Withers Street in LaFayette between now and Monday. Collection boxes in other locations around town will be announced soon.

Back 2 School Blast 2010 will be held next Saturday, Aug. 7, at 9 a.m. The Blast will feature carnival games, refreshments, face painting, an inflatable and — of course — free book bags and supplies for school-age children. Children who receive supplies must be present at the event.

For more information about Back 2 School Blast, call Kids 4 Christ at 706-639-3234 or see the K4C website at www.k4c.info.


What a wonderful example of a community helping its people!