Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This year is the 8th annual Back 2 School Bash held at St. Mark's (4227 Fairmount Ave., 92105).
Back 2 School Bash brings together the entire Episcopal community, providing backpacks filled with school supplies, evens shoes and socks and haircuts, to local refugee and low-income children in grades kindergarten through 12.
Again this year, St. Bartholomew's will support Back 2 School Bash by collecting new backpacks for the event. Middle & high schoolers need multi-compartment backpacks that will stand up to heavy books, supplies, gym clothes, etc. NOTE: One of the best ‘deals’ for middle/high schoolers is the High Sierra backpack at Costco (dark colors preferred).
Church members and anyone in the community can drop off new backpacks either at weekend church services or in the church office now through Thursday, August 1.
Or, Sponsor a child/children - The best way to sponsor a child or children is by collecting money. The average cost is $65 per child. This provides a backpack, shoes, socks and certain school supplies.
St. Mark's is also in need of:
Volunteers - We need volunteers to assist before the event by assembling supplies, setting up and double-checking all the donations. These dates will be forthcoming. We also need volunteers on August 17 to help with every aspect of the day. Contact .
Specialty Skills - We are especially in need of hairdressers. We could also use some photographers and a videographer to capture some footage that day. If you or someone you know is skilled in one of these areas and would be willing to donate some time on August 17, contact .