GOAL : 19,000
COLLECTED : 20,275
We collected 655 backpacks at the Association office this year. Each backpack was prepared for a boy or girl of particular age. A great deal of thought was placed in determining the contents of the backpack and each recipient was prayed for. These backpacks were delivered to the Red Springs Missions Camp by the Halifax church. Corinth Baptist also delivered about 125 backpacks and helped organize the backpacks that were delivered to the missions camp.
The goal for the backpacks collected across North Carolina this year was 19,000 backpacks. The backpacks will be delivered to churches in Eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, and other Appalachian regions by local churches. These churches know the needs of their local communities and will present the backpacks to boys and girls of greatest need. This will also enable the churches to build a long-term relationship with their families and share Christ with them.