Dedicated Believers Ministries (DBM) was blessed to receive 216 beautiful, bright, and colorful backpacks [by Northern Sport]. These gifts were made possible due to an extra special donation by Reid Temple AME Church and our partners at Good360. (Thank you, Dr. Lee Washington, Rev. Terrance McKinley, and your Flint missions team!!!) Your continued partnership and support for Flint (and Greater Flint) residents has touched the lives of many! Backpacks and supplies were given to two homeless shelters: Family Promise of Genesee County and Carriage Town Ministries (God bless you, Lindsay Moore, Valerie, Lisa; Pastor Ray; and Delphine Smith) and we’re looking to help Flint-area elementary school families with most of the remaining items.
We prayed “…God’s favor, protection, and provision” for each backpack holder and their respective families. Last week, we heard wonderful reports from children (and parents alike) who were happy to get a gifted backpack in time for school. It’s a blessing to give and help those in need. We’re ever grateful for Reid Temple’s contribution and Good360’s distribution channels, which has allowed us to encourage over 200 hundred children and families locally!
Each backpack was filled with a gift card message along with a variety of needed school supplies, including solar calculators, colored pencils, crayons, scissors [A+ Homework]; composition paper [Creative Colors]; folders [Uchi]; glue sticks [Bazic]; hand sanitizer [CVS]; ink pens; pencil sharpeners; rulers [eClips]; and water bottle containers [Adidas].