Students in Warsaw Community Schools are back in session, and thanks to WCC and the Warsaw community, they began the new year with the supplies they needed to have a successful year. WCC’s Back-to-School campaign, which ran from July 9 to 30, provided an opportunity for the WCC church body to give generously of its time and resources, in support of several community initiatives. These include:
WCC filled a total of 329 United Way Ready-to-Go bags with school supplies that were delivered to students at Akron, Eisenhower and Mentone elementary schools. The community filled another 1,771 bags (2,100 total) for students at other elementary schools in Kosciusko and Whitley counties.
WCC was one of several community partners for Combined Community Services’ Tools for Schools, providing both school supplies and volunteers. At the event:
2,075 children received school supplies.
113 haircuts and 14 eye exams were provided.
420 Gideon Bibles were distributed, 65 in Spanish.
89 people visited the Good News Caboose.
37 children and two adults prayed the salvation prayer.
Several WCC volunteers assisted at LifeTouch Ministries Ungarage Sale, at which school supplies, clothing and haircuts were provided for more than 800 students and their families.
Sonlight children and their families raised more than $4,800 for the WCC School Support Fund.
Twelve people signed up to be members of the WCC School Support Ministry Team.
Fourteen people signed up to serve as CarePortal responders, bringing WCC’s team total to 50.
“The WCC church body never ceases to amaze me with their generosity” said Greg Demopoulos, pastor of outreach and evangelism at WCC. “For the third year in a row since coming out of COVID, we have demonstrated our desire to make a difference for vulnerable children and families in our community. The success of the WCC Back-to-School drive shows that our eyes, ears and hearts are open to the hurting people around us while opening even more doors for partnerships that allow us to share the love of Christ with our neighbors. Thank you to everyone who participated in some way and for your continued obedience to God’s mission.”