Backpack Attack!

The 22nd Annual Back-to-School Blast is a joint effort throughout the city to provide young boys and girls in Indianapolis with backpacks filled with grade-appropriate school supplies.
The 2015 Back-to School Blast aims to serve approximately 3000 children in our city. Redeemer will sponsor 60 elementary school backpacks this year.

How can you help?

  1. Each backpack costs $35 to fill. We need 60 sponsors!
  2. See Drew Myler at the back of the sanctuary at 10am and 12:30pm on the Sundays between now and July 19th to sponsor a backpack.
  3. Attend a packing party on Sunday, July 19th! We’ll have packing sessions at 9:30 and 11am. Show up in the gym at your preferred time, and we’ll have the supplies and a backpack for you to fill.
Why are we doing it differently than before?
Drew MylerIf you’ve participated in the past, you’ll notice we’re no longer asking you to take a backpack and purchase supplies on your own ahead of time. Instead, Redeemer is pre-purchasing supplies and the backpacks, and we’re going to fill them together. 

Why the change? Last fall, several of you participated in the Operation Christmas Child event in the gym, and we liked the communal feel of that effort. We sensed an opportunity to do the same with Back-to-School Blast. We're excited to watch this ministry to grow but can only do it with your involvement!