On Aug. 5, GraceWorks, in collaboration with other groups and agencies, will distribute backpacks filled with school supplies at the 2017 Big Backpack Giveaway to help students in need.
The Big Backpack Giveaway will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Liberty Elementary, 600 Liberty Pike, and will include music, food and fun for the entire family. Children are required to be present to receive backpacks.
Many of the school supplies are provided by the United Way Patricia Hart Society’s Stuff the Bus Campaign and Publix. The event has been sponsored by area churches, civic groups, businesses and individuals for 14 years.
The backpack giveaway was made possible by a $4300 grant from the Nashville Predators and generous individual donations to The Big Payback, presented by The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. Still needed are 1-to-2-inch three-ring binders and composition books. Cash donations are also welcome and will allow organizers to purchase required supplies that have not been donated. Supplies can be dropped off at GraceWorks by July 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cash donations can be sent to GraceWorks Ministries, 104 Southeast Parkway, Franklin, TN 37064. Please put “backpacks” in the subject line of checks. You may also donate online quickly and securely by clicking here. Please choose the backpack option for your donation.
Families of students in grades K-8 are invited to a Meet and Greet event at the individual schools. This drop-in style event provides parents with an opportunity to receive student class assignments/schedules, turn in missing forms or documents, and receive important back to school information. Interpreters will be available.
Please join us for the FIS Fall Music Concert!
Student Day Shows will take place today! Schedule will be released close to event time.