A local church is stepping in to lighten the load for hundreds of families who need back to school supplies. Pathway Church on Moffett Road is holding a huge backpack giveaway this Sunday. In fact, they are giving away 800 backpacks. Pastor Joey Turman says it’s their way of giving back to the community. “I believe as a pastor the greatest thing we can do is make an impact on the community. This is our way of doing that…to make a real difference.” The church is also giving out jump drives and Office Max gift cards to over 150 teachers.
All the money raised came from the congregation. Each backpack cost twenty dollars. Worship Pastor David Humphrey says it truly was an entire church effort. “There is no one big giver. We want to give you the opportunity to give a backpack. It was everybody rallying together to make a difference.”
The backpack giveaway will take place this Sunday after Pathways’ 8:30AM, 10AM, and 11:30AM services. They ask that you attend the service to receive a free backpack. The church is located at 7200 Moffett Road.