Just in time for the new school year 160 Urban Youth Impact students and their brother or sister received free new backpacks. Of those more than 130 backpacks were filled based on specific needs of the child provided in advance. After many weeks where volunteers and donors helped however necessary, it all finally happened on a special day called Back 2 School Blast in The Life Center of Urban Youth Impact. It began with over 80 parents arriving to a beautifully-decorated room. They were served a hot breakfast, given some practical information for the upcoming school year, participated in a fun game show with prizes, and received free backpacks on their way out the door.
One mom expressed her thanks this way:
I just wanted to say thank you to all the staff of UYI. The abundance of love that is poured into me and my family is immeasurable. I have nothing to offer other than my total gratitude and appreciation for all that you do. I pray that your family is just as blessed as I have been in knowing you and UYI.
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you.” – Phil 1:3