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Good Shepherd Lutheran Church Donates Backpacks to NJ Children in Need

08/27/18

We would like to give a HUGE ‘thank you’ to Good Shepherd, Somerville for the incredible backpack drive they coordinated to benefit LSMNJ. With a goal of collecting 500 backpacks for children in our programs, the church group exceeded its aspiration and gathered 518. They also had the largest turnout ever on packing night with over 50 volunteers. All of the backpacks were delivered to LSMNJ’s South Plainfield location and will be gifted to children to start their school year off right. We are so grateful to Good Shepherd for including us in their ministry.

A group photo of the Good Shepherd participants.

518 backpacks were collected as part of this year's drive.

Volunteers stuff the backpacks.

A close-up of the volunteers in action.

An assembly line proved fast and efficient.