Birch Grove Elementary School
Local Outreach Opportunity – School
We are excited to partner with
Birch Grove to fill backpacks for Birch Grove students this year! Here’s the
scoop – each year at Birch Grove’s Open House, families who are struggling can
request help from the school to provide school supplies for their kiddos. This
year, the school is anticipating an increased need, and they weren’t sure how
they were going to meet it.
Our Kidpack partnership started a
relationship between MGCC and Birch Grove last year, and we have the
opportunity to build that relationship and partner with Birch Grove in this
way, too. It’s exciting to see the Holy Spirit at work!
Here’s the deal:
- People who are interested in filling a
backpack with supplies from Birch Grove’s school supply list can sign up
up now, but don’t buy supplies yet!)
- People who are interested in making a
financial donation to pool towards filling backpacks can donate
select Local Outreach under Fund. (No need to sign up—you can donate any
- After Birch Grove’s Open House on Wednesday
September 2nd, we will get in touch with those who have signed up to fill
a backpack and let you know which kiddo you’ve been assigned. You’ll know
the child’s grade so you can purchase a backpack and supplies as per Birch
Grove’s School Supply List.
Backpacks will be due back at church that Sunday for delivery to the
school on Labor Day so the kids will have their backpacks and supplies on
the first day of school. Quick turnaround!
Kidpack Weekend Food for Kids is a program that helps supply weekend food for kids who rely on school breakfasts and lunches to get enough to eat during the week. CROSS facilitates the Kidpack program in our area, and we are excited that they have connected us to Birch Grove Elementary School in Brooklyn Park. MGCC packs more than 250 food bags once a month during the school year. These food bags contain 8 non-perishable food items that are delivered to Birch Grove students every month.
How you can help Birch Grove Elementary during the COVID-19 pandemic:
There are families and staff who could benefit from grocery and gas gift cards during this time. If interested, please donate on the MGCC website or app via PushPay, and select the fund named “Local Outreach.” You can also mail a check to the church and write “Local Outreach” in the memo line. We will purchase gift cards and deliver them to the school who will distribute to families in need!