Indian Prairie School Supply Drive "Thank You"

By Chamus Burnside-Savazzini

On behalf of Grace United Methodist Church and the many students who have received and will receive a backpack and school supplies because of your generosity, THANK YOU!  Our vibrant Grace Questors class provided 40 filled backpacks and delivered them, and as a joint effort we completed an additional 60 to reach the 100 child commitment.  Each child also received ear buds or headphones which are used for various testing.  Thank you to the Grace family, who, without hesitation, brought hundreds of items, fully supported one child's list, gave financial contributions, took time out of their busy schedules to come and pack the bags and then help deliver them!  This was a beautiful way to serve our community, and I thank God for all of you. We were blessed to have several "friends of Grace"  hear about what we were doing and they gave so generously.  I was humbled by the power of ONE as I heard stories of how our goal was shared with others and many jumped in to join Grace in the mission. When we come together to be a blessing, we end up being more blessed than we expected. The bags and supplies were prayed over, and we know that God will go with each and every child this school year and keep them safe in mind, body and spirit.  I will be following up with the liaison for Indian Prairie School District and any remaining resources will be used to provide requested student support, for example with calculators.  Thank you, and we praise God for hearts to serve and show love in amazing ways!