Blessings in a Backpack—West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor

At Roosevelt, a second grade teacher asked the students to finish this pattern orally in class one day: “ I used to think _______ but now I know _____.” She asked them to share with her something she had taught them, that may have changed their thinking. One boy said “I used to think spiders were insects, and now I know they are arachnids!” A girl sitting near him said “I used to think you didn’t need periods or capitals and now I know why they are so important!!” Then one little girl said, “I used to think I would be hungry on the weekends, but now I know that I will NOT be, because a little white bag appears in my locker with food in it, for me to take home on Fridays, and I know I won’t be hungry”!! Then, the teacher said “I cried, so the lesson stopped!”

The heartfelt words of this little girl is why the Blessings in a Backpack program is so vital to our children. Its goal is simple—send every child that qualifies for a Free or Reduced Lunch home every weekend with six meals to eat. Currently, Blessings in a Backpack is sending home meals every weekend to over 270 students at all five West Bloomfield Elementary Schools. Please consider donating $100 or more to Blessings in a Backpack—West Bloomfield/Keego Harbor. That $100 will feed a child for the forty weekends during the school year.



Tickets — $25

Friday, November 10, 2017

Doors Open for Dinner at 6:00 P.M.

Santia Hall
1985 Cass Lake Rd
Keego Harbor, MI 48320

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Packing Information

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Abbott Middle School
3380 Orchard Lake Rd
West Bloomfield, MI 48324
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Katherine Sheiko

Steering Committee

Kathy Clark
Tracy Falkowski
Ellen Simmons

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