Flat River Outreach Ministries Opens Registration for Back-to-School Backpack Program

We received the following press release from Flat River Outreach Ministries.

With summer in full swing, FROM (Flat River Outreach Ministries) is excited to announce the return of their back-to-school backpack program.

The backpack distribution allows students to start the school year on the right foot by providing them with a backpack of school supplies specific to their school and grade. To qualify for the program, families must live within the Lowell Area School District, or have an expressed need. The program is available for students from preschool to high school seniors.

The distribution will take place on Aug. 11 from 9 -11AM and 5- 7 PM.

“Getting new school supplies and backpacks is an exciting part of starting the school year. There’s something special about getting all your supplies and packing your backpack before the first day of school,” said Monica Light, FROM Program Manager. “We are excited that FROM can help provide that experience to the students in our community.”

Pre-registrations is required to participate in the backpack distribution. Registration is open from now until July 31. Visit FROM’s website at https://www.fromlowell.org/backpack-registration/ to join the program.

“Providing students with school supplies helps them have a great, successful school year,” Light said.

If you would like to support the Backpack Distribution program, FROM is always looking for backpacks for elementary, middle and high school students, and all school supplies.

About FROM: FROM is a human services nonprofit in Lowell, Mich. FROM offers more than a dozen programs for families and individuals in need that focus in the area of Healthy Food Options, Family Support, Housing and Connection to Resources. Each year Flat River Outreach Ministries serves more than 600 families and individuals living in the Lowell Area School District who make 300% of the poverty line or less – or have an expressed need.

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