We Filled the Backpacks!
St. Paul’s Ivy provided backpacks and school supplies to 90 children in the Western Albemarle school district and Cale Elementary. Our parish donated over $4,000 for this event and community businesses contributed another $1,000. With these funds we were able to purchase backpacks and all of the necessary school supplies for children in need. Many thanks go to everyone who supported and participated in this cause. Special thanks to Emily Bardeen who requested and received donations from all of the Food Lion stores in town. We also want to especially recognize Caroline and Will Koester for pre-event shopping, Elizabeth Jackson for toting and organizing during the set-up, and William and George Vavrik for facilitating shopping and schlepping on the day of the event.
Our special thanks to Cass Morris and Denise Foster for leading this effort for several years. Now that they have retired from this project we hope that someone in our parish will step in to continue this rewarding ministry. Denise and Cass will gladly offer advice and expertise to any and all who volunteer. Thank you all again for your support.