Packing Day: Saturday, July 29
Community Event: Saturday, August 5
Clay Church Firehouse Campus
17646 Cleveland Road
South Bend, IN 46635
Backpack and Beyond is an annual mission and outreach to bless students in our community with backpacks, school supplies, and other community resources. Our goal this year is to supply over 500 children with a new backpack and the school supplies they need to make the 2023-2024 school year a success!
BACKPACK AND BEYOND COMMUNITY EVENT
AUGUST 5, 10AM TO NOON
The community event, from 10am to noon on Saturday, August 5, will include opportunities to shop for backpacks and pick up school supplies, in addition to connections with community resources, including free bike cleaning, safety checks, and tune ups by the South Bend Bike Garage for all who bring their bicycles. In partnership with Christ Child Society, referrals will be provided for families who need additional assistance. Children who register for Christ Child Society support during the event can receive new coats, shoes, underwear, socks, and school uniforms.
JULY 29, 9-10 AM
We're looking for 40 volunteers to help pack the backpacks on Saturday, July 29, from 9 to 10am.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Grab a bag before or after worship at Clay Church on a Sunday, or download the supply list, and return a bag filled with school supplies before July 25.
Sign up to volunteer to pack bags.
Sign up to volunteer for the community event.
Make a donation at claychurch.com/give.
Donate new or like-new children's books or gently used clothing.