‘Project BackPack 2018’ – Our goal is to help 150 Refugee Children and Teens be Ready for School in Indianapolis on August 6!

img_0831-e1531014700387.jpgMany children and teenagers who come to America as refugees  have a hard time getting supplies and a backpack to go back to school, even after being in America one or two years.   We have set a goal to help assist 150 student be ready to start school (IPS starts August 6, 2018).    It would be great if we could exceed this goal but this is what we are aiming for!

This is a great project for anyone to help out:  your family,  small group, Sunday School class, etc.    It is real simple.

  1. Please go purchase a backpack and fill it with the supplies listed below
  2. Please complete your backpack by August 3, 2018 and drop off at the Migros Aid office at Speedway Baptist Church, M-F from 9 – 12 PM.  2986 Moller Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46224   (Please call before you come:  317-771-6013)
  3. If you do not have time to shop and  want to give a financial donation to help reach our goal, please click here –   {The suggested donation is $50 for both the backpack and supplies}  Write “Project BackPack 2018” in comment section
  4. You can mail a check to our address and include a note with it for this project: (Project BackPack 2018)

Migros Aid, Inc.  P.O. Box 20086  Indianapolis, IN 46220

Here is what to fill inside the backpack:

Elementary Age Supplies to fill backpack:  (Goal = 75)

  • Box of Kleenex (thin box)
  • 1 Bottle of Hand Sanitizer (pump)
  • 4 square pink erasers
  • 3 Glue Sticks
  • 2 1-inch Binders (One with a front pocket as well as pockets inside of the binder)
  • 4 Folders
  • 2 sets of index cards (3 x 5)
  • 3 Regular Composition Notebooks (not spiral)
  • 1 Pack of Pencils
  • 1 Pack of Black or Blue Pens
  • 1 Package of Dry Erase Markers

Middle School & High School Supplies to fill backpack: (Goal = 75)

  • 3  Spiral Notebook
  • 3 Composition Notebooks
  • 1 pack of dry erase markers
  • 2 large glue sticks
  • 2 packages of pens
  • 2 packages of pencils
  • 1 – 1 ½ inch binder with clear view cover
  • 5 binder dividers with pockets
  • 1 pack of paper (loose-leaf)
  • 1 packet of graph paper
  • Pencil Pouch

 

If you so desire,  please write a note if you put a backpack together.  Share what you would like and encourage the student as they start back to school.

On a separate piece of paper, please include your name and email to stay connected with the work of Migros Aid, Inc. and receive an update on this project.    Thank you

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