August 31, 2021 | Children | Youth Ministry | Missions by Church Office
The LUMC Backpack Buddies Missions Program assists the children in need at Catoctin Elementary School. This program provides support to local school children who have been identified as needing additional food over the weekend. Each child receives a backpack filled with six meals for the weekend during the school year. There are many ways to support this mission: with your monetary donations through your gifts to the church, with food goods for the backpacks, and with your time.
The love and generosity of the LUMC community has made this a very successful program in past years, and we are looking forward to another year of helping local students.
How you can help?
You can help by donating the following items and placing in the bin marked "Backpack Buddies" located in the Missions Room behind Wesley Hall:
- Chef Boyardee single-serve cups or cans
- granola bars
- cereal (individual sizes)
- instant oatmeal
- fruit cups/applesauce cups
- shelf-stable milk (white or chocolate)
- juice boxes
- macaroni and cheese single-serve cups
- cheese crackers
- Ramen Cup-o-Noodles
You can also help with a monetary donation. It costs approximately $30/month to support one student. You can donate using the Leesburg UMC Online Giving form (link below) or as part of your regular offering via the offering envelopes (please write Backpack Buddies on the memo line of the offering envelope).
Monetary Donation (choose fund "Backpack Buddies"):
Thank you for your continued support!