An East Providence church is looking for partners to help provide back-to-school supplies for children.
BridgePointe Christian Church is hosting a “Back to School Fair” for students and teachers at Kent Heights and Emma G. Whiteknact Elementary Schools next Saturday, Aug. 24. It runs from 9 am to noon.
The church is seeking backpacks, lunch boxes and other school supplies for the kids and essential classroom supplies for teachers.
“There are many members of our community that continue to endure financial hardships with no immediate reprieve in sight,” according to the church.
During the fair, the students, along with their families and teachers, will enjoy a pancake breakfast, collect their school supplies, learn how to make healthy snacks with the help of of Johnson and Wales students, and receive “Back to School” haircuts – all for free.
If you are interested in partnering with the church for the fair, you may do so in the following ways:
- Arrange a school supply drive in your neighborhood or at your business
- Bring a donation of school supplies to The BridgePointe Center at 865 Waterman Ave. during business hours (Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm)
- Make a financial contribution by sending a check to BridgePointe Christian Church with “Back to School” in the memo line.
Your entire donation goes directly to the event. Checks can be sent to: BridgePointe Center, 865 Waterman Ave.. East Providence, RI 02914.
Visit the church online at www.BridgePointeChristian.com for more information.