I have had several friends tell me that backpacks are 50% off at Big Lots! We are working to collect 500 new backpacks for the Thanksgiving Bash on November 8th. Although we have received some generous donations, we are still shy of halfway toward our goal. We hope that you will prayerfully consider donating backpacks, as they usually last only about 6 months on the street, and the numbers of homeless in the city of Columbia is increasing. Oscar recently reported that the number within the city limits has grown to an estimated 5500. There is much work to be done.
If you need the link for the wholesale backpacks please let me know. If you are interested in finding a way to participate in this ministry, I would be happy to answer questions for you.
Thank you so much, and God bless!
Keepin' It Real Ministries