First Wayne Street’s Mission Focus for July is Charis House Backpacks.
First Wayne Street UMC has made an incredible difference in the lives of Charis House kids the past five years by supplying backpacks for the new school year. The need continues! Why? Because more children and their mothers will experience homelessness and seek help and hope at Charis House.
New backpacks need to be ready and waiting for those seeking emergency shelter. The fully supplied backpacks give kids the confidence they need to start school while adjusting to a new living environment and overcoming the trauma from being homeless. Sometimes kids choose not to go to school because they don’t have the basic tools to do their homework or classroom work, and many don’t have clothing they can be proud to wear.